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Is breast pain called mastalgia?

Is breast pain called mastalgia?

Breast pain: Yes. Also, mammalgia or mastodynia.

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Breast Pain (Definition)

Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection ...Read more


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Does masturbation in women leads to breast pain?

Should not: However, no 2 people are the same. Thus, it can, if you get breast pain if ; when you masturbate. ...Read more

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White discharge and breast pain. What could be wrong?

White discharge and breast pain. What could be wrong?

I assume u mean: White breast discharge, u need evaluation as u may have galactorrhea which can be caused by a pituitary tumor in some instances, u need to see your gyn or endocrine so they can draw a prolactin level( no breast stimulation for 48 hrs before) if the prolactin level is elevated then u may need an MRI of pituitary and u will need a breast exam and mammogram. ...Read more

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Why do i have breast pain immediately after ovulation ?

Why do i have breast pain immediately after ovulation ?

Cyclical breast pain: Cyclical breast pain is believed to be related to the hormone prolactin. Elevated levels of prolactin are associated with breast pain, especially in women with fibrocystic breast disease. Prolactin levels increase right after ovulation to suppress a second ovulation to ensure only one viable ovum is produced at a time. Fraternal twins can result when the system doesn't quite work as expected. ...Read more

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Besides cancers what might cause breast pain in the man?

Besides cancers what might cause breast pain in the man?

Heart problems: If breast pain cannot be reproduced by pushing on the chest, and especially if it occurs/gets worse after exercise or walking up stairs, the problem may be your heart. Tell your doctor about these symptoms. If you have breast pain with sweating, nausea, arm pain or a feeling of pressure or tightness in your chest, go to the closest er or call an ambulance. ...Read more

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What is the first step if I have breast pain and a mass?

What is the first step if I have breast pain and a mass?

Breast mass: See your regular physician or gyn, have an exam. Based on the exam further testing will be ordered. Many breast masses are benign, but still may need biopsy. More concerning lesions on mammography and or biopsy, should be seen by a cancer surgeon and an oncologist. ...Read more

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I got two weeks breast pain and now having period earlier...

Premenstrual signs: Breast pain can be part of the premenstrual syndrome. However, if there is concern, may check pregnancy test especially if the current period is lighter than the usual period. ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more