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Eight common causes of breast pain

Updated: Monday, Sep 05,2016, 2:51:42 PM
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Eight common causes of breast pain:

1, breast cysts

Clinical breast structure is common adverse, inflammation, tumor compression, after mammary gland ductal epithelial shedding of leaves or leaflets or other materials blocking catheter, milk poor discharge and stasis in the duct, resulting in dilatation of cyst formation cysts secondary infection cause acute mastitis or breast abscess. If no secondary infection may exist for a long time, the contents of the capsule can be thickened, and the water in the bag can be absorbed by water in time. These cysts are usually increased in the menstrual cycle, menopause will disappear.

2, drug factors

Certain medications can cause breast pain. For example, oral hormone contraception, treatment of infertility, menopause after intake of estrogen and progesterone preparations, intake of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (5 SSRI), antidepressants, digitalis, diuretics, methyldopa, spironolactone and some anadrol, chlorpromazine and other drugs can lead to patients with breast pain. So if the patient is taking these drugs, the pain in the breast may be asked if the doctor is a drug.

3, breast surgery

Breast surgery and the formation of scar tissue can lead to breast pain.

4, rib cartilage inflammation

Costochondritis divided into non specificity of rib cartilage inflammation and infection of cartilage, the most common clinical is nonspecific costochondritis, which accounted for more than 95% of outpatients, is nonspecific, non suppurative inflammation of rib cartilage, costal cartilage and sternal border to place unexplained non suppurative infection of cartilage lesions, manifested as self limiting disease localized pain with swelling. Burning rib cartilage inflammation and cause confusion with breast pain.

5, cystic fibrosis of the breast

Postmenopausal women and women who receive hormone therapy may increase the swelling of the breast, called the cystic fibrosis of the breast.

6, mastitis

Mastitis is caused by breast infection. The most common cause is infection caused by breast duct blockage in lactating women. But it's not just about breastfeeding women.

Mastitis symptoms often include pain and have a fever, fatigue and breast redness, heat, swelling and pain etc..

7, underwear is not suitable

Inappropriate underwear can lead to breast pain in women.

8, breast cancer

Most breast cancer patients do not appear to be in pain. However, inflammatory breast cancer and some tumors can cause discomfort in patients with breast cancer. If the patient has the following performance: breast pain and a short time can not be alleviated, nipple discharge, breast lumps, etc. should be treated.

For the breast pain, you know how much?

Breast pain can be divided into two categories: cycle and non cycle pain.

Periodic breast pain is a physiological change in the period of the menstrual cycle. 75% female private pre menstrual breast fullness, stiff, breast tenderness; or by a slight vibration or impact to the pain, the original sense of granular or nodular more obvious. This is due to the increase in estrogen levels, breast hyperplasia, breast tissue edema caused by the former body. After menstruation, the above changes may be lost. 20-40 year old women had a higher incidence of common parts of the chest and the upper part of the armpit.

Unlike periodic breast pain, the non periodic breast pain is completely unrelated to the menstrual cycle. It often occurs in postmenopausal women aged 40-50 years. Patients showed persistent or intermittent tension, burning, or pain. Mainly due to breast cancer or trauma.

Prevention and nursing of breast pain:

Breast pain should be treated, the reason for the assessment of breast pain by doctors, while the patient to carry out appropriate health education and psychological counseling. The following provides some self care tips, although it may not have been scientifically proven, but they help to reduce the discomfort of patients:

1, wearing a supporting role in the underwear, exercise and sleep in order to support the role of the breast can also be worn on the need for women.

2, limit caffeine and sodium intake. The source of caffeine, including chocolate, coffee, tea and some beverages, the use of a low sodium diet.

3, breast hot or cold compress.

4, the use of low fat diet, increase the intake of vegetables, fruits, grains and dietary fiber.

5, weight control, to avoid the occurrence of obesity or overweight.

6, take some vitamins such as vitamin B6, vitamin B1, vitamin E.

7, choose some relaxation methods, such as sleeping, shopping or other ways to relieve stress, anxiety and tension.

8, if the above method is not valid, then take the non prescription drugs (such as aspirin, acetaminophen or ibuprofen), etc..


9, if the above method is not valid, then you can use the incision drainage of pus or drainage to reduce the patient's breast pain.

10, if the patient has periodic breast pain, should be timely to keep the common heart, and communication with the doctor, at the same time to breast self-examination, to discover whether there is breast induration, nipple discharge and other abnormal conditions.

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