There are many different treatments for breast pain. Talk to a doctor at Cabell Huntington Hospital to decide which treatment is right for you.
Breast pain is a common problem in younger women who are still having their periods (menstrual cycle). It is less common in older women. The pain can be in one breast or in both. It may come and go each month, or it may last for several weeks, or even months, and then just go away.
Pain or tenderness in your breasts can have many causes, including:
Your doctor will ask you questions to find the cause of your pain and decide if you need treatment. Your doctor will also check to see if you have lumps in your breasts. If you are younger than 35 years of age and don't have a breast lump, your doctor might decide that you don't need any tests. If you are more than 35 years of age and don't have a breast lump, your doctor might want you to get a mammogram. A mammogram is a special X-ray of the breasts.
If you have any lumps in your breast, your doctor might decide that you need one or more of these tests:
There are different treatments for breast pain. You and your doctor can talk about these treatments and choose one or more that might work for you. Here are some treatments for breast pain that does not have an obvious cause:
If you have questions about breast pain or tenderness, please call our Breast Health Navigator at 304.526.2443.