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Posted on: Sep 14, 2011 06:44PM

lulululu wrote:

last night i had sudden onset stabbing breast pain which kept me awake all night. i still have the pain tonite in the lower right quandrant of my boob.  there is no lump, just pain.  i saw my onc today for a different reason and we talked about the pain, i have to go back in a week for another evaluation. if my arm rubs against my boob i wince in pain.  it's not infected and at this point it does not look like i have shingles.  has anyone had this experience before, if yes what was it?  thanks!

xo, lulu

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Sep 14, 2011 09:16PM ratbait wrote:

It could be truncal lymphedema or Costochondritis.

Stage III, ER/PR+, Her2-
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Sep 15, 2011 07:53PM sandejosgirl wrote:

I have no idea but I just found a lump on my ribs and wanted to shout out some support for you!!

((lulululu))

Stephanie Dx 3/11/11 @ 33yrs old; DCIS & TNBC, stage IIa Dx 3/11/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/15 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 18, 2011 09:13AM melinda413 wrote:

What happened with this? Are you still in pain?

I had a random weekend of pain a few months ago and i freaked out, almost went to the ER but it went away the next week. I hope yours does too!

DX 7/6/07 @ age 25 - Medullary Carcinoma/Triple Negative/BRCA1+/ Bilateral Mast/ Recon failed/ DIEP @ NOLA 2010-Success!
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Sep 20, 2011 04:52PM lulululu wrote:

melinda, nice to see your smiling face!  i went to the onc b/c after massaging the area i broke out in petechiae and i thought my platelets were low and needed a transfusion.  numbers are fine, no transfusion needed.  talked about the pain, plan was if it is still there in a week (tomorrow), we were going to start a work up.  i cancelled my appt for tomorrow because the pain is better, my boob still hurts but its not as bad as it was.  the stabbing pain is gone, now i just have a sore boob. i think my onc is jumping the gun starting a work up after a week of pain so i am going to hold off a few more weeks.  if the pain is still here in three weeks i will start the work up.

 see you in philly!

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Sep 20, 2011 05:06PM mrsnjband wrote:

Is it swollen? Pink or red?  Could possibly be cellulitis or lymphedema. LE & cellulitis can cause pain. Hopefully the doctor will help you figure it out. NJ 

Norma June, Bi-lateral MX 2008, Bi-lateral DIEP 2011 Dx 1/10/2008, IBC, <1cm, Stage IIIB, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/24/2008 AC Chemotherapy 3/9/2008 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 5/28/2008 Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 7/9/2008 Mastectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 8/10/2008 Surgery 8/14/2011 Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 8/14/2011 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap Surgery 12/11/2011 Reconstruction (left)
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Sep 20, 2011 06:47PM lulululu wrote:

hi mrsnjband!  i had a raging case of cellulitis on my foob that put me in the hospital for a week, it's definately not cellulitis.  no swelling, no color, not LE, but thanks for the input! lulu

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Sep 28, 2011 11:03AM melinda413 wrote:

Can't wait to see you this weekend lulululu, I was thinking about you and hoping the pain went completely away!

DX 7/6/07 @ age 25 - Medullary Carcinoma/Triple Negative/BRCA1+/ Bilateral Mast/ Recon failed/ DIEP @ NOLA 2010-Success!