Evaluation and management of breast pain.

  title={Evaluation and management of breast pain.},
  author={Robin L. Smith and Sandhya Pruthi and Lorraine A. Fitzpatrick},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  volume={79 3},
Pain is one of the most common breast symptoms experienced by women. It can be severe enough to interfere with usual daily activities, but the etiology and optimal treatment remain undefined. Breast pain is typically approached according to its classification as cyclic mastalgia, noncyclic mastalgia, and extramammary (nonbreast) pain. Cyclic mastalgia is breast pain that has a clear relationship to the menstrual cycle. Noncyclic mastalgia may be constant or intermittent but is not associated… CONTINUE READING

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