What might be the causes of breast pain?

Many things... ...Some serious, some not. Breast pain by itself is rarely a sign of breast cancer. Still, i usually recommend an exam and assessment unless the pain goes away and stays away.
Fibrocystic changes. You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist.
Mastalgia. Causes of breast pain can include cysts, prior surgery, trauma, medications (oral contraceptives, infertility tx, ssri's), large breast size, premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, period ; pregnancy. Your dr can help determine the cause.

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What might be the cause of breast pain (sharp when touched) behind the nipple (mainly right)? Never been pregnant, and not now. This is new.

Not sure. would need to examine you but you might have a mastitis or a cyst or other problem that requires evaluation. I would have your doc or ob gyn take a look it may turn out to be nothing but I dont ignore these issues. Read more...

What might be cause of breast pain and tenderness?

Fibrocystic changes. You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. Read more...

What might be cause of breast pain and tenderness? Only right side?

A problem. Usually breast pain related to monthly cyclical changes is symmetric. If you are having pain in one breast it needs to be evaluated and you should see your pmd or gyn and get your mammogram and breast ultrasound and see a breast surgeon for full assessment. Read more...

Besides cancers what might cause breast pain in the man?

Referred Pain. It is not uncommon to experience pain in the breast that may actually be arising from another part of the body. A very common cause of this is costochondritis, which is inflammation in the joint space between the ribs and its cartilage. This often produces point-tenderness reproduced by palpated over the chest wall. Read more...
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...
Gynecomastia. Cancers including breast are not typically painful. If they were detection would be made earlier. Gynecomastia is hormonally driven breast growth. Just like female breast tenderness associated with pms male breast discomfort and pain are typically related to gynecomastia. Read more...

I would like informatics guide to causes of breast pain and tenderness?

Here's some info. I'm not sure what you mean by "informatics, " but here are some good web sites with reliable information. Seeing a breast surgeon for an opinion is never a bad idea. Good luck! www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/breast-pain/ds00760 www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003152.Htm women.Webmd.Com/tc/breast-pain-mastalgia-topic-overview. Read more...

Can Mastalgia cause breast pain in one breast and area?

Fibrocystic changes. You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. In addition, you may want to get fitted by a bra specialist to make sure you have the right size, which will make you more comfortable. Vitamin e works for breast pain in some. Read more...