What is a rope like feel in the breast?

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What is a rope like feel in the breast?

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answered Mar 29 by Gingerzebell (16,860 points)
A rope like feel in the breast is a result of fibrocystic breasts which makes your breasts feel ropy, lumpy or tender.

Fibrocystic breasts are composed of tissue which feels ropelike or lumpy in texture and it's called nodular or glandular breast tissue.

It is normal to have twinges in your breast and most times the twinges go away on their own.

Getting weird twinges and sensations in your breast can be from periods, early pregnancy or if you're breastfeeding or have an increase in hormones.

Weird sensations in your breast are most often a result of hormonal changes although infections and injuries and other factors can cause it.

The zingers in your breasts are random, fleeting painful sensations in your breasts.

There is usually no consistency or pattern to the zingers in your breast and they can change locations in the breast and you cannot find any one spot on or in the breasts which seems to be the culprit of the zingers.

Zingers or shooting pain in your breast isn't always concerning.

They sometimes can be related to your menstrual cycle or hormonal changes.

You can usually self-treat it, but if the cause is an infection or another condition, you'll need medical attention.

In these cases, there are typically additional symptoms.

Breast pain, including sharp shooting pain, is common and often goes away alone.

However, if the pain is severe, persistent, or pressing, a person should seek medical attention.

Shooting pain in the breast is also not typically a sign of cancer, unless other symptoms accompany it.

Most times, breast pain signals a noncancerous (benign) breast condition and rarely indicates breast cancer.

Unexplained breast pain that doesn't go away after one or two menstrual cycles, or that persists after menopause, or breast pain that doesn't seem to be related to hormone changes needs to be evaluated.

Many women will experience breast pain (known as mastalgia) during their lives; this pain may vary from an ache to a stabbing sensation.

It is important to remember that breast pain alone is rarely a sign of breast cancer.

Breast pain can be divided into two types called cyclic and non-cyclic pain.

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