Dr. Amitaba Chakraborti, General Surgery
Many women experience pain or tenderness in their breasts. It may change depending on the menstrual cycle or it may not follow the pattern. Breast pain is also called breast pain. It’s generally two types-
- Periodic pain-This is the most common type of breast pain. It is caused by monthly changes in female hormones. This usually happens during the menstrual period. It is characterized by enormous pain and weight that spreads under the arms and armpits. At the end of the menstrual cycle, it becomes even more severe. Periodic breast pain occurs more often in young women and disappears after menopause.
- Aperiodic pain-This type of pain usually occurs in women between the ages of 30 and 50. It is characterized by a burning sensation and sharp pain in only a small part of your chest. Aperiodic pain is commonly caused by cysts.
Does Breast Pain Indicates Breast Cancer?
Breast pain is not a common symptom of breast cancer. However, in some cases, painful lumps are caused by breast cancer.
You will need to see a doctor if:
- The size or shape of one or both breasts will change.
- There are secretions from both nipples.
- There is a rash around the nipple.
- There is a dent on the skin of the chest.
- I feel lumps and swelling in one of my armpits.
- I feel armpit and chest pain that has nothing to do with the menstrual cycle.
- I noticed that the appearance of the nipple has changed.
- Notice thickening of the tissue or lumps in the breast.
How can I reduce breast pain?
- Breast pain can be relieved by taking medications such as acetaminophen.
- Some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as naproxen, aspirin, and ibuprofen, should be taken to reduce pain and discomfort.
- Oral contraceptives (oral contraceptives) can also be used to reduce breast pain. Taking oral contraceptives can reduce premenstrual breast swelling and pain. Oral contraceptives can also rarely cause breast pain.
- Taking magnesium supplements can also relieve premenstrual symptoms and periodic breast pain.
- If you are experiencing large breast pain, you can also switch to a low-fat diet to avoid dairy products.
- You can also prevent tenderness, discomfort, and pain in your breasts by wearing a sports bra while exercising. The sports bra must fit properly so that the chest can move with the chest rather than individually.