I started having stinging pain in my right breast two months ago. I went to a general practitioner and she didn't feel any lumps so didn't feel there was a problem. My mammo was fine last summer. She thought maybe it was a muscle so suggested I take Aleve once a day for 2 weeks. So I did that, but I could still feel the slight stinging pain. I nursed three babies and my ob/gyn said I have dense breasts. I have had some dull achy pain for the past 4 years. I ran into a barbed wire fence when I was 5 and had to have stitches about two inches above my nipple. The scar is about 2 inches long, but that happened about 46 years ago and I never had any problems. I went to a new gynecologist nurse practitioner who ordered a mammogram with a follow up ultrasound. I was told there is a non-cancerous cyst behind my nipple. She said that could be causing the pain. It is hard to feel. She suggested taking 800 mg. vitamin E and follow up with my annual mammogram in the summer. She said if it was still bothering me she would refer me to a surgeon. She said it would be uncomfortable as they would have to go through the nipple. OMG! I don't think I can handle that being away. I have searched the internet, but don't see much on how to deal with these cysts. I am 51 years old and haven't had my period since I was 48. Doctor suggested I take estrogen and progesterone for achy breasts and symptoms he thought were due to menopause. I quit after three months- I read the side effects and ingredients.
So what helps other than surgery?