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Sudden sharp pain in my left nipple every few seconds

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hello, i am 22 years old. And i am having sudden sharp pain in my left nipple after every few seconds. i need to know what could be the possible reason for this. is there any risk of breast cancer due to this.? please help!

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replied May 13th, 2014
Breasts Answer A47211
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Breast tissue responds to hormonal changes that occurs during menstrual cycle and can result in pain. Other causes for breast pain include mastitis, duct ectasia, breast lump, etc. If the symptoms are persistent, do not ignore your symptoms. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and further evaluation to look for the exact underlying cause and get started on treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and evaluation results) to help you control the symptoms. If there is family history of breast cancer, then getting tumor marker test done will help to predict your chances of developing breast cancer. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
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