I was just prescribed Voltaren today. However, I don't seem the exactly meet the most common symptoms for which it is prescribed it would appear. For nearly a week now, I've noticed a swelling of my right breast, along with swelling continuing to the area underneath my right arm, accompanied with a good amount of constant pain and moderate discomfort. I was told that before going so far as to perform scans on the area in question, that I should take a full dosage of Ibuprofen 4 times a day, in addition to the use of this new tube of Voltaren. (Which I'm supposed to massage into the inflamed and painful area 4 times a day as well.) So, my question here is this... Based on my symptoms at the moment, do you believe this particular path of treatment is appropriate? I simply wish to hear some opinions. Thank you very much for your time.
I'm know doctor here, but sounds to me like you may have a clogged or infected mammary duct or gland. I would be getting back into to see the doctor and get this checked out more thoroughly. An anti inflammatory such as ibuprofen and voltaren aren't going to be enough to cure an infection if that is what it is. I think you need a course of antibiotics, but once again I am not a doctor so please get further consult.
Thank you for your advice. As it indeed turns out, the pain that HAD been radiating along the side of my body, under my arm, is now completely gone. INSTEAD though, my right breast has become more swollen and "solid" to the touch, and the pain has not only moved to directly below both my right nipple and right breast itself, but it has most certainly intensified as well (and in just a couple days time) I agree that I do believe I need to contact my doctor again and have everything looked at again. My hope really (or so I'm telling myself) is that I would like to have a scan(s) performed to maybe see what's going on. I'm still trying my best not to let it scare me too much. Thanks again everyone.
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