Breast pain, also referred to as mastalgia or mastodynia, is a common symptom that can occur in one or both breasts and may be caused by any of the following:
It is important to know that breast pain is not a common symptom of breast cancer. However, if your symptoms are causing you discomfort or concern, we encourage you to visit the Comprehensive Breast Health Center and learn more about the treatment options that may work best for you. Some of the more commonly prescribed treatments for breast pain include:
Since every woman is unique and may respond differently to various treatment options, you may need to go through a process of trial and error before discovering what works best for you. Talk with your doctor or the specialists at the Comprehensive Breast Health Center to learn more about treatment for mastalgia. Lahey's Comprehensive Breast Health Center is taking part in a clinical trial to help women who meet certain criteria who suffer with breast pain. After an evaluation and preliminary treatment by one of our center providers, some women may qualify for participation.
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