Mastalgia - breast pain
Encyclopedia Symptoms / / August 12, 2017
Alternative names: mastalgia;mammalgia;coarsening of the breast, pain in the breast.
There are many possible causes of chest pain.For example, hormonal changes from menstruation or pregnancy, some swelling and tenderness just before menstruation.Some women who experience pain in one or both breasts may fear breast cancer.However, chest pain is not a common symptom of cancer.
reasons chest pain
A number of chest pain - a normal phenomenon.Common causes of pain in the breast are:
- menopause (if a woman takes HRT - hormone replacement therapy);
- menstruation and premenstrual syndrome (PMS);
- Pregnancy - pain in the chest, as a rule, is more common in the first trimester in women who become pregnant at a young age;
- Puberty in girls and boys;
- Genera.After giving birth, a woman's breasts can be very painful.If the patient also have redness, it should contact your doctor.
- Breastfeeding itself may also cause chest pain.
- fibrocystic changes are a common cause of chest pain.Fibrocystic bre
- Some medications can also cause pain in the chest, including: Anadrol, chlorpromazine, diuretics, digitalis preparations, Metildopan (Aldomet), spironolactone (Aldakton).
- Shingles can lead to pain in the breast if the painful blistering rash appears on the skin of a patient's breasts (th).
- Breast cancer (breast cancer)
- mastectomy (removal of the breast) and breast reconstruction
- seals in the mammary gland
- breast ultrasound
- Premenstrual tenderness and breast swelling
treatment and pain relief
If the patient has painful breasts can help the following:
- take medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen;
- use heat or ice on the chest;
- wear a well-fitting bra that supports the breast.
There is insufficient evidence that the reduction in the amount of fat, caffeine or chocolate in the diet helps to reduce the pain in his chest.Vitamin E, thiamin, magnesium and evening primrose oil are not harmful, but most studies have not shown any benefit to their people with sore breasts.It is necessary to consult on these issues with the doctors.Some birth control pills may help relieve breast pain.
patients should consult their doctor if they have:
- bloody or clear discharge from the nipple;
- given birth last week, swollen or tight chest;
- pain that does not disappear after menstruation;
- persistent, unexplained chest pain;
- signs of a chest infection, including local redness, pus or fever.
Your doctor will need to do breast examination and ask questions about chest pain.He may appoint a mammogram or ultrasound.Also, your doctor may prescribe its subsequent visit, if symptoms have not disappeared in the patient for a certain period of time.The patient may be referred to mammologist.