Breast Pain - Causes and Symptoms

What Is Breast Pain: Causes and Symptoms


Breast pain is a very common symptom in women of childbearing age; in fact, it falls within the typical symptomatological procession of premenstrual syndrome and for this reason it tends to appear cyclically a few days before the arrival of menstruation, only to then disappear spontaneously after the first days of flow . If separated from changes in the consistency of the breast and morphological or secretory alterations of the nipples, breast pain should not cause unnecessary concern. The breast cancer – breast pain association is in fact much rarer than one is commonly led to believe. Deserving immediate medical attention is constant pain in the breast, resistant to the effect of drugsanalgesics or accompanied by indentations of the nipples or leakage from them.

Possible Causes Of Breast Pain

Breast pain is a common or likely symptom of these diseases

Common Causes

  • Mastitis

Rare Causes

  • Breast cancer
  • Ductal ectasia
  • Paget’s disease of the nipple

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