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    sblossom is offline Registered User
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    Pain under breast, above rib cage

    Hi there, wondering if anyone else feels pain under their breast either on the left or the right side directly above the rib cage. I am now 6 mts into my first pregnancy and have been feeling great with the exception of this pain. A friend told me to change bras, I did and it helped a little but the pain persists. I asked my OB and she said it could be torn tissue as I am expanding, but does the pain last this long(nearly 2 mths).

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    janehk is offline Registered User
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    I have the exact same thing and am now 27 weeks. My OB said there is actually a muscle under each breast stretching down to the rib cage which can tear, and that this is what has happened. Apparently, all you can do is take paracetamol and try to avoid doing any side stretches which might damage the muscle further...

    It's really painful I know! :-(

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    Thanks for sharing! It's reassuring to know others are experiencing the same thing! Hope for the both of us that the pain subsides soon! Good luck w ur delivery!

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    I had the same pain with my daughter, although it didn't last very long. I noticed the pain was more pronounced when I was out and about, so taking rest periodically will help a little.

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