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Pain or soreness of breast

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.

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What causes it?

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.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

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 .

Common Medications

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 .

Who is at risk?

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.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.3x
15-29 years
1.4x
30-44 years
1.8x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
0.8x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
0.1x
Female
1.6x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.3x
Hispanic
1.5x
White
0.8x
Other
1.2x
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