Symptom: Breast pain
Breast pain: Pain in or near the breasts (mastodynia)
Detailed cause information for symptom: Breast pain:
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Symptoms related to Breast pain: breast swelling (11), breast symptoms (28)
Breast pain type of: Breast symptoms (28)
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Possible causes of symptom: Breast pain: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Breast pain as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
- Breast injury
- Normal female menstrual cycles
- Premenstrual syndrome - may cause breast pain or discomfort that is cyclic.
- Pregnancy - causes breast tenderness or breast aching
- Start of menstruation - causes breast tenderness in adolescent girls.
- Estrogen therapy
- Fibrocystic breast disease (type of Breast conditions)
- Breast cancer - usually causing breast pain only in advanced stages; breast lump usually appears earlier.
- Breast papilloma
- Sclerosing adenosis
- Ductal ectasia
- Breast engorgement - from the start of lactation after childbirth
- Breast abscess
- Chronic cystic mastitis
- Sporadic puerperal mastitis
- Costochondral separation
- Breast lipoma
- Fat necrosis
- Breast fat necrosis
- Neck injury
- Neck arthritis
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Certain medications
- Chest wall pain
Medications or substances causing Breast pain: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Breast pain as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Conditions listing symptoms: Breast pain: The following list of conditions have 'Breast pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
Conditions listing complications: Breast pain: The following list of conditions have 'Breast pain' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
Last revised: Apr 26, 2004
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