Breast pain, or mammalgia, is terms used when a person has pain within their breasts. Sometimes the reasons behind breast pain are breastfeeding, large breasts that are heavy, cysts, tumors, to cancer as well as in general hormones that a woman has during a monthly menstral cycle may trigger breasts to become sore and painful.
Mastodynia, mastalgia (from the Greek masto-, breast and algos, pain) or mammalgia is the medical symptom of breast pain. Pain can range from minor discomfort to severely incapacitating pain. Many women are more worried about a possible cancer risk than about the pain. Breast pain during lactation or after weaning is not included into this definition but usually classified as breast engorgement or mastitis.
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