Non-Cyclical Breast Pain
Do you know what non-cyclical breast pain is? If you do, how good is your understanding about the causes of the pain? Lastly, do you about the diagnosis procedure?
Through this article, we give you with information about non-cyclical breast pain. Noncyclical breast pain along with cyclical breast pain is a type of breast pain. We will explain about the definition, causes and diagnosis.
Hopefully, the information given would be beneficial for you and your loved ones.
Definition of non-cyclical breast pain
Non-cyclical breast pain has two types. The types are as follows:
- Breast pain which originates from patient’s breast but the pain has no relation to women’s menstrual cycle
- Extra mammary pain which is felt around the area of the patient’s breast but is actually comes from elsewhere, i.e., bones, muscles and joints. This can be referred as musculoskeletal pain.
These types may result in interrupted or continuous pain and can affect women before and after the menopause. The pain can be felt in specific area in both breasts at the same time or in the whole breast. The pain described as stabbing, prickling, burning, or drawing-in.
Causes of non-cyclical breast pain
The causes of breast pain which have no relation to women’s menstrual cycle are often unidentified. Sometimes, the pain may be linked to specific non-cancerous (benign) breast conditions, underlying conditions which are not closely related to the breasts, or previous breast surgery.
Diagnosis of non-cyclical breast pain
Your doctor will take a detailed history of the type of the pain that you have as a part of your examination. He/she will also ask how often the pain occurs. Furthermore, you will be asked to fill a simple pain chart.
Once your doctor sure that you may have non-cyclical breast pain, he/she may ask you to lean forward during the examination to make your breast fall away from your chest. They will ask you to do this to know whether the pain is within your breast or in your chest wall.
Your doctor may refer you to a breast clinic for further treatment or investigation.
In the upcoming article, we will write about treatment for noncyclical breast pain.
You should consult with your doctor and other health care professionals to get a better knowledge and information about Non-Cyclical Breast Pain.
Kindly bear in mind, this article is not solely intended as the only source of information about Non-Cyclical Breast Pain.