Treatment of Breast Pain
If you suffer with breast pain, do you know how to treat it? Sometimes, if you feel doubt about what steps you should take to treat the pain, you better consult with other, especially your doctor or other health care professionals.
First of all, please remember that breast pain is not always a sign of breast cancer. Having a consultation with your health care professionals would help you through a better assessment and then they will address any anxieties that you might have. Your doctor and/or health care professional will provide the best treatment option for your situation and condition.
Regarding to your breast pain, you will be asked about the following subjects:
- How long you have suffer with the pain
- What the pain feels like
- The location of the pain in your breast
- The effect of the pain to your life
- Whether the pain occurs during your periods
- Your menstrual period history
- Your general history
- Your family history
- Medications you consume, especially hormones
- The difference in the way you see and feel your breasts
Afterwards, your health care professional will examine your breasts, and from the result, they will decide whether you need further tests. They will ask you to fill a simple pain chart for minimum one or two months.
From this action, they can get an accurate assessment about when you suffer with the pain and what it feels like for you. Then your health care professional can develop your treatment.
You might have the following tests:
- An ultrasound
- A mammogram (x-ray of your breasts)
What would help?
Please consult with your doctor before you take the following steps.
You may take these steps for which there is evidence:
- Stress reduction (simple relaxation therapy and reassurance)
- A well-fitting sports bra with no underwire may offer relief of symptoms
You may take these steps for which there is no evidence:
- Evening Primrose oil
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
- Vitamin A, B6, or E
- Reducing caffeine intake
In the upcoming article, we will write about cyclical breast pain.
You should consult with your doctor and other health care professionals to get a better knowledge and information about Treatment of Breast Pain.
Kindly bear in mind, this article is not solely intended as the only source of information about Treatment of Breast Pain.