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What might be the causes of breast pain?

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Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Regina Hampton
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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