What Causes Pain In Your Breast?

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Breast pain is any discomfort or pain in the breast.
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Pain - breast; Mastalgia; Mastodynia; Breast tenderness


There are many possible causes for breast pain. For example, hormone level changes from menstruation or pregnancy often cause breast tenderness. Some amount of swelling and tenderness just before your period is normal.

Although many women who have pain in one or both breasts may fear breast cancer, breast pain is NOT a common symptom of cancer.

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