Hello everyone, I've never posted on these forums before and I'm just really thankful that I can come here and speak of my concerns because frankly...I'm a bit freaked out. I just turned 19 years old and for maybe a year I've been experiencing mild sharp pain (like tiny hot needles) in my left breast accompanied by increased lumpiness and tenderness. I want to state that as far as I know only one family member has had fibrocystic breasts. Additionally, there is no history in my family of any other cancers including breast. I don't know if being overweight contributes (which that one family member is) while on the other hand my whole life I've fluctuated between 110 and 120 lbs. My breast are a large C cup, so no extra fatty tissue there either. I looked up the "disease" but apparently I'm too young to have it. However, the symptoms are practically identical and seem too to worsen before and after my period. Since I learned that breast pain could be due to hormonal changes I guess I should say that I became sexually active (I don't know if the frequency contributes, but I have relations on average about 3 times a day every day) about a year ago, and soon thereafter, the pain. My menstrual period thereafter also changed. It increased from four days or less to 7 or 8 days! I never experienced menstrual pains in any way shape or form and gradually the pain has become unbearable. Since stress might also be an underlying factor: this last year has been extremely stressful for me in many ways. And please, don't worry about being sympathetic, but I cry almost every night. Also, my whole life I've been very active and energetic. I exercised everyday of my life until about a year ago, and abruptly stopped altogether. I have never been pregnant so no breastfeeding. With all that in mind I'm trying to piece together a cause but I have nothing so far, except for maybe fibrocysts. I could go to a doctor but I have no insurance or anything.
I will greatly appreciate any feedback no matter how seemingly insignificant. Thank You all very much in advance.