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Breast pain Treatment

Breast pain also known as Mastalgia is a very common problem especially among young women

It affects 7 out of 10 women at some point during their lives

Breast pain is categorized into two types : Cyclical and Non cyclical Mastalgia

Cyclical breast pain appears to vary with the menstrual cycle, usually worse in the few days before the period, improving thereafter. It is most common in women in their 20s and 30s. The pain is commonly felt in the upper outer parts of both the breasts. Cyclical breast pain may also worsen during perimenopausal period. If the pain is severe, then it should be immediately evaluated by a breast specialist

Non cyclical breast pain does not appear to vary with the menstrual cycle. It is more common in women in their 40s or older. The pain is usually restricted to a small area of one breast. This type of breast pain should always be evaluated by a breast specialist

Each type of breast pain requires different treatments and identifying the cause accurately is of paramount importance