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Mastalgia: breast pain, find out how to fix it with those simple tips

Breast pain, known as mastalgia, is a common symptom that affects about 70% of women, and can be caused by common hormonal changes related to premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menstruation, or menopause, but in some cases it can be related to other more serious situations such as mastitis during lactation, the presence of cysts in the breast, or even breast cancer.

Mastalgia: breast pain, find out how to fix it with those simple tips

Breast pain can be controlled with homemade solutions such as the use of warm compresses, massages during the bath and with the use of comfortable clothes and bras, the use of medications being very rare.

Main causes

1. Beginning of puberty

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Girls between the ages of 10 and 14 who are entering puberty may have little pain or discomfort in their breasts that are beginning to grow, and they become more sore.

2. PMS or menstruation

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It can cause stitches and tenderness in the breasts or nipples. When the pain is mild or moderate and lasts 1 to 4 days, it is considered normal, but when it lasts more than 10 days and radiates to the arms or armpits, it should be evaluated by a gynecologist or mastologist.

3. Menopause

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Some women when they are entering menopause may experience breast pain or a burning sensation, in addition to other typical menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings, for example.

Breast pain occurs due to altered levels of estrogen and progesterone in the body, which tend to vary greatly during the first phase of menopause, affecting the breast tissue and causing discomfort.

4. Pregnancy

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The breasts can be especially sensitive in early and late pregnancy, due to the growth of the mammary glands or the production of breast milk. If you suspect you may be pregnant, see what the early signs and symptoms of pregnancy are.

5. Cysts in the breasts

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Some women have irregular breast tissue called fibrocystic breasts, which can cause pain mainly before menstruation. This type of problem is not linked to cancer, but it also causes lumps to form in the breasts that can grow or disappear on their own.

In addition to these causes, there are many others, such as trauma, physical activity, thrombophlebitis, sclerosing adenosis, benign tumors or macrocysts, which can be diagnosed by the gynecologist or mastologist.

Arymel García

Editor of muii.in. Passionate about nutrition and healthy living, I have been a content creator for 8 years.+ info

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