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Why is my breast vibrating?
« on: 04/12/2008 18:35:47 »
I know this sounds silly...but it's really happening.

The last few days, several times a day, my right breast feels like it's vibrating.

Usually when I'm at home or in the car with the music turned up loud, I can't hear my cell phone ring, so I switch it to vibrate and clip it to the inside of my bra on the left side so I won't miss a call or text.  The vibrating I'm feeling in my right breast feels exactly like it feels when my cell phone vibrates.

I have not clipped my cell phone to my bra since this started happening.


Does anyone have any idea what this is all about?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 04/12/2008 18:43:46 »
It's just occured to me that this may be relevant also.

I've been having trouble with my right arm for a few months, specifically extreme pain in the upper arm.  My chiropractor thinks I've damaged the fascia and usually after seeing her it feels better for a week or so.  The pain however has increased and spread. It's now a constant pain and has spread to my shoulder and collar bone and sometimes causes numbness in the elbow and wrists and my fingers are so swollen I can't wear my rings.  Doing the simplest things like getting dressed, or reaching to pick up a glass nearly brings me to tears.

Could this be causing my vibrations?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 05/12/2008 07:29:35 »
Hey Carolyn

I would first suggest going to a GP - I've no idea about your chiropractor, but generally they are not qualified practitioners, so I would just check out some more science-based opinions.

Secondly, I think that this "vibrating" is perhaps not so uncommon - I sometimes get this in my biceps, especially on my right arm, and feels like a muscle spasm akin to the various kinds of "jerk" that one can get. If I do some stretching, then it eases for a while. It usually takes a few repetitions of this for it to go completely.

Whether this is similar to your experience or not, I can't comment, but if you're concerned, then take a trip to your (or someone elses) GP.

I hope that it clears up soon!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 05/12/2008 08:02:38 »
The vibrating / twitching described is consistent with faciculation, usually benign, but in conjunction with other symptoms consistent with neurological disorder (e.g. brachial neuralgia) is worthy of investigation by a qualified doctor (not chiropractor).
Rheumatism affecting the spine (neck) would be a possible explanation of involuntary twitching pectoral muscles and pain & numbness in arm.
« Last Edit: 05/12/2008 08:31:50 by RD »
 

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« Reply #5 on: 05/12/2008 13:00:27 »
Obviously you need to go to the doctor, then if your breasts are still vibrating, i can offer a steadying hand!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 05/12/2008 13:09:07 »
Obviously you need to go to the doctor, then if your breasts are still vibrating, i can offer a steadying hand!
I was going to offer a helping hand too, but as you have beaten me to the post, can I offer to change the batteries?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 05/12/2008 13:27:38 »
Obviously you need to go to the doctor, then if your breasts are still vibrating, i can offer a steadying hand!
I was going to offer a helping hand too, but as you have beaten me to the post, can I offer to change the batteries?

Perhaps we should take one each...just in case.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 05/12/2008 13:52:10 »
I have a permanent natural shake, perhaps my shake and your vibration would counter each other, mind if I put this theory to the test...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=1I29FGVcD1M&feature=related Now that's a shake!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 05/12/2008 13:53:19 »
Obviously you need to go to the doctor, then if your breasts are still vibrating, i can offer a steadying hand!
I was going to offer a helping hand too, but as you have beaten me to the post, can I offer to change the batteries?

Perhaps we should take one each...just in case.

Two men walking abreast?
 

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« Reply #10 on: 07/12/2008 06:44:16 »
Obviously you need to go to the doctor, then if your breasts are still vibrating, i can offer a steadying hand!
I was going to offer a helping hand too, but as you have beaten me to the post, can I offer to change the batteries?

Perhaps we should take one each...just in case.

Two men walking abreast?

Hahaha!  Thanks Paul, Don & Stuart for making me giggle.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 07/12/2008 06:52:46 »
For a proper diagnosis we really need a photograph! Although, to gauge the true nature of the vibration, perhaps a video would be better!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 07/12/2008 06:55:22 »
Thanks for the info Stuart and RD. On Thursday I did go to my GP, but not for the vibrating.  I went because the pain in my arm has become intolerable and debilitating.  It could be a number of things, such as a pinched nerve, some other kind of nerve or muscle damage or something else she seemed very concerned about was a pancoast tumor which she will test me for if the treatments for all the other things don't work.  I had absolutely no idea that arm pain could be a symptom of lung cancer.  I wish I still didn't know.  I wish she hadn't said anything unless she has to test me for it.  I think she likes to scare me. [:(!]
 

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« Reply #13 on: 07/12/2008 06:58:37 »
For a proper diagnosis we really need a photograph! Although, to gauge the true nature of the vibration, perhaps a video would be better!

I'll get right on that.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 07/12/2008 08:13:08 »
I've been having trouble with my right arm for a few months, specifically extreme pain in the upper arm. ... The pain however has increased and spread. It's now a constant pain and has spread to my shoulder and collar bone and sometimes causes numbness in the elbow and wrists and my fingers are so swollen I can't wear my rings.  Doing the simplest things like getting dressed, or reaching to pick up a glass nearly brings me to tears.

If your fingers are swollen by Rheumatoid Arthritis, then similar RA in your neck vertebrae could put pressure on sensory & motor nerves to arm and chest (which form the "brachial plexus") causing faciculation in pectoral muscles,  numbness and pain in arm (brachial neuralgia). My suggestion would be to see a rheumatologist.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brachial_plexus
« Last Edit: 07/12/2008 08:19:51 by RD »
 

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« Reply #15 on: 07/12/2008 13:33:30 »
I don't think that was the sort of picture we were all hoping to see RD. Can't you do better than that?
 

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