Breast Pain

Breast pain, also called Mastalgia, has a variety of causes but is more likely to signal a benign breast condition than breast cancer. Mild breast tenderness may simply be a reaction to hormonal cycles or pregnancy. Other non-cancerous causes of breast pain include: breast abscess, mastitis, benign breast tumors ...

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Some women fear that breast pain is associated with breast cancer. According to the National Breast Cancer Centre(1), breast pain (or mastalgia) is a relatively common breast change and most women at some stage in their lives will experience it. Breast pain alone is rarely an indication of breast cancer ...1

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Breast Tenderness: Various causes of breast tenderness are possible:

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Causes of Breast Pain

Two types of breast pain The most common type of breast pain is cyclical which occurs just prior to or during the menstrual period. This pain, which may vary in severity, is normal and relates to changes in hormone levels ...2

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Causes List for Breast Pain

Possible causes of Breast Pain (or similar symptoms) may include:3

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Treatments for Breast Pain

Hints to relieve breast pain Here are some simple suggestions you may like to try if you suffer from breast pain:

  • Use of a bra - some women find that wearing a correctly fitted supportive bra at all times helps by ...
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  1. Source: Queensland Health: HealthCondition/ condition/ 21/ 52/ 223/ breast-pain
  2. ibid.
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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