Mastalgia (breast pain) is the most common breast-related complaint and rarely an indication of breast cancer. Most of these complaints are cyclic in nature. Cyclic pain usually is normal in menstruating women or in postmenopausal women on hormone replacement therapy.
For some women breast pain remains unclear, and unfortunately no satisfactory treatment exists to completely eliminate it.
Non-cyclic pain tends to be unilateral and described as localized, sharp, throbbing, stabbing, or burning.
Some women may find some relief by using oil of primrose (3 grams a day)and the elimination of caffeine, chocolate or salt from the diet.Also massaging the breast and applying warm or cold compresses could lessen the pain.
A visit to your doctor would be a good idea though to find out if there isn't an underlying problem that needs to be investigated.
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