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Breast Pain (Mastalgia)

What is Breast Pain (mastalgia)

Breast pain tends to be associated with one’s period, usually worse near or at the time of menstruation, and improves when the period has stopped. Breast pain is usually not associated with cancer. If concerned, please consult your doctor.

Causes of the condition
  • Reproductive hormones
  • Anatomical factors
  • Fatty acid imbalance
  • Medication use
  • Breast size
Diagnosis and treatment options

  • ​Clinical breast exam
  • Physical exam
  • Ultrasound
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