Also known as Breast tenderness, Mastodynia, Painful Breasts, Mastalgia, Breast Ache, and Breast Soreness
Mastodynia, mastalgia (from the Greek masto-, breast and algos, pain) or mammalgia is the medical symptom of breast pain.Source: Wikipedia
The most common causes of pain or soreness of breast are breast infection (mastitis), fibroadenoma, and fibrocystic breast disease. Other possible causes, such as tietze syndrome, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with pain or soreness of breast, 52% report having lump or mass of breast, 24% report having bleeding or discharge from nipple, and 22% report having arm pain.
Patients with pain or soreness of breast often receive examination of breast, radiographic imaging procedure, mammography, ultrasonography, standard pregnancy test, pelvis exam, biopsy and pap smear .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with pain or soreness of breast include vitamin e (vita-e), dicloxacillin, acetaminophen / caffeine / dihydrocodeine, hydrocortisone-iodoquinol topical, iodixanol, ibuprofen / pseudoephedrine, hydralazine / isosorbide dinitrate, teriparatide (forteo), caffeine, ginkgo biloba extract (ginkgo), neomycin (septa) and isosorbide dinitrate .
Groups of people at highest risk for pain or soreness of breast include age 30-44 years sex == female. On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get pain or soreness of breast.