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My left breast /nipple has been in pain for almost 4weeks

By Anonymous May 29, 2019 - 9:54pm
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Went to Dr, Had CT scan. Found out itercostale muscles are involved.
No lumps and CT had contrast.
So am still in pain and back hurts mid back into shoulder
Am 65 and walk 2-3hours uphill ND down every day.
Don't smoke, do any Ex or drink to any more than occasion ,party etc.

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.
I'm sorry you're in this pain but it's good to know no growths/tumors have been found and the cause is a muscle strain.
The intercoastal muscles bind the ribs together. Somehow, they were torn or strained. This could have happened during house or garden work, exercising or even coughing, sneezing or stretching.

Your doctor should have given you advice on treatment. Generally, alternate hot and cold packs, and breathing exercises.

According to Healthline:
Hold a pillow against your injured muscles.
Breathe in slowly and as deeply as you can.
Hold the breath for a few seconds.
Breathe out slowly.
Repeat 10 times.

Depending on the extent of the strain, your recovery could take weeks to a month or two. If you are in pain, rest, as opposed to walking too much. We hope you feel better soon.

May 30, 2019 - 5:46am
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