:$ Eight years ago I underwent a right ductectomy due to hemmorage in the milk ducts. Three days ago I woke up with constant, extreme pain in the breast. The nipple is the worse of it. It is very hard and painful to touch. Pain is somewhat shooting in nature. My family doctor is on holidays. Any ideas what is going on. I am 42 and never breast feed. My period just finished 3 days after this occured.