Breast pain is any discomfort, tenderness, or pain in the breast or underarm region, and it may occur for a number of reasons. Generally, breast pain is not a sign of breast cancer.. Should breast pain cause me to be concerned about breast cancer? Women of all ages report having breast pain, also known as mastalgia. Pain can occur both before and after the menopause. However, breast pain is most common during the reproductive years.Author: Lori Smith BSN MSN CRNP.
Premenstrual breast swelling and tenderness, or cyclical mastalgia, is a common concern among women. The symptom is part of a group of symptoms called premenstrual syndrome, or PMS.Premenstrual Author: Erica Roth. Breast pain can be cyclical and related to your menstrual cycle or noncyclical and not related to your cycle. This pain affects 50 to 70 percent of women and has a number of possible causes. Learn Author: Jaime Herndon And Rachel Nall.
Noncyclical breast pain has various causes and is harder to diagnose. Noncyclical pain has frequently its root cause outside the breast. Some degree of non-cyclical breast tenderness can normally be present due to hormonal changes in puberty (both in girls and boys), in menopause and during pregnancy.Diagnostic method: Examination, medical imaging. Breast pain, also known as mastalgia, mammalgia, and mastodynia, is common and may include a dull ache, heaviness, tightness, a burning sensation in the breast tissue, or breast tenderness.Author: Christian Nordqvist.