What causes breast pain?

Breast pain is most commonly associated with the menstrual cycle and therefore is referred to as cyclical pain. It is thought to be related to hormone activity in combination with a reaction from the breast tissue. Studies show that most women are more concerned about the possibility of cancer than the pain itself. There are treatments available to help with this pain. Some physicians may recommend limiting consumption of caffeine or reducing salt intake. If necessary, doctors can offer medicinal interventions.

Non-cyclical breast pain is much less common and can be caused by a trauma such as an injury or a breast biopsy. In both cases, if you are experiencing breast pain it is important to take the time to find a breast specialist to examine your breasts and determine what steps should be taken, if any.

Benign Breast Conditions