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Breast pain

Breast pain: Introduction

Breast pain: Pain in or near the breasts (mastodynia). See detailed information below for a list of 77 causes of Breast pain, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Breast pain:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Breast pain. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Breast pain

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Causes of Types of Breast pain:

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Breast pain: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Breast pain, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Breast pain Treatments

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Stories from Users for Breast pain

Real-life user stories relating to Breast pain:

Message Boards for Breast pain

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Breast pain or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Breast pain:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Breast pain. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Palpation of the breasts to check for soreness or lumps
    • If lump is found, examine the breast lump when sitting and lying flat and assess breast lump position, size, shape, consistency, tenderness and mobility and attachment to the overlying skin. Examine to see if there is a deformity of the breast associated with the mass (e.g. an orange peel appearance of the skin over the tumor, retraction of the skin, retraction of the nipple or ulceration of the skin overlying the mass suggests breast cancer)
    • Axillary and supraclavicular lymph node examination
    • If suspect breast cancer inspect liver , lungs and spine for evidence of metastases
  • Blood tests
  • more tests...»

Breast pain: Animations

Medications or substances causing Breast pain:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Breast pain as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Breast pain: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Breast pain may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Breast pain

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Breast pain. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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See Breast pain Assessment Questionnaire (28 listings)

Breast pain: Deaths

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Breast pain: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Breast pain

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Breast pain: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Breast pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Breast pain listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Breast pain as a symptom include:

Organs affected by Breast pain:

The list of organs typically affected by Breast pain may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Breast pain

The list below shows some of the causes of Breast pain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Breast pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Breast pain. Of the 77 causes of Breast pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 74 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Breast pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Breast pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Mastalgia ... tender breasts, painful breasts, breast tenderness affecting both breasts
  • Mastitis ... sore breasts, breast pain when nursing, breast discomfort




Conditions listing medical complications: Breast pain:

The following list of medical conditions have Breast pain or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Breast pain Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Breast pain based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Breast pain?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Breast pain, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Breast pain:

    Mastodynia, Mastalgia
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Breast pain:

    Subtypes of Breast pain:

    Mastalgia (18 causes), Mastodynia (15 causes), Breast tenderness (10 causes), Breast discomfort (16 causes), Breast warmth (6 causes), Male breast pain (6 causes), Nipple pain (11 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Breast pain:

    Breast symptoms (240 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Breast pain:

    Breast swelling (72 causes), Breast symptoms (240 causes), Breast lump (64 causes), Breast infection (5 causes), Mastitis, Nipple symptoms (123 causes), Nipple pain (11 causes), Breast injury, Normal female menstrual cycles, Premenstrual syndrome (17 causes), Pregnancy (699 causes), Breast tenderness (10 causes), Start of menstruation, Estrogen therapy, Fibrocystic breast disease, Breast cancer (3 causes), Breast papilloma

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    Medical News summaries about Breast pain

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Breast pain

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