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Your Mild Breast Pain May Also be Known as:
Breast a little painful
Breast hurts a little
Breast mildly painful
Breast slightly painful
Breasts are uncomfortable
Mild breast discomfort
Slight breast discomfort
Slight breast pain
Uncomfortable breasts

Top 7 Mild Breast Pain Causes

  1. 1.Non - Specific Breast Pain

    Breast pain is either related to menstruation (cyclic) or not (noncyclic). It is common in pre-menopausal women and can also be a side effect of contraceptives that contain hormones like the pill, anticonceptive injections and intra-uterine devices.

    Unless the pain is unbearable or there is a lump, a doctor will likely just reassure you that things are okay. Some women are treated with Danazol if the pain is severe or persistent.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    breast pain, breast swelling, armpit pain
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific breast pain:
    breast pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Premenstrual Syndrome

    Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a very common condition. PMS has a variety of symptoms including cramping, mood swings, food cravings, fatigue, irritability, breast tenderness & depression.

    You may recognize this diagnosis on your own due to the of the timing of your symptoms. Treatment can involve decreasing caffeine, salt and/or refined sugar, increasing exercise, and reducing stress. If symptoms become more severe, a doctor may prescribe an oral birth control pill or an anti-depressant.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    stomach bloating, anxiety, constipation, breast pain, depressed mood
    Symptoms that never occur with premenstrual syndrome:
    constant sadness, severe sadness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  3. 3.Breast Abscess

    A breast infection is an infection in the tissue of the breast. Breast infections are usually caused by a common bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, found on normal skin.

    You should visit your primary care physician to confirm the diagnosis and discuss treatment options. This can include a detailed history, physical exam, breast ultrasound, pain relievers, antibiotic therapy and a surgical consultation.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, breast pain, fever, chills, severe breast pain
    Symptoms that always occur with breast abscess:
    breast pain, hidden: cardinal sign breast inflammation
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  4. 4.Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives. It is caused by uncontrolled and fast growth of damaged cells in the breast tissue. These cells can also move to the lymph nodes and sometimes other organs. The main symptom of breast cancer is a hard or firm, non-mobile, usually non-tender lump in the breast that increases in size.

    Diagnosing breast cancer requires a physician's clinical exam, a mammogram, and tissue biopsy. It's treatment involves surgically removing the cancer followed by hormone treatments, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    breast pain, breast lump, breast mass or retraction, nipple discharge, armpit lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Premature Ovarian Failure

    "Premature ovarian failure" (POF), also called "primary ovarian insufficiency" and "early menopause" happens when the ovaries stop working well too early in life. Naturally menopause occurs between the ages 45 and 55. Symptoms of menopause are changes in menstrual period, missing periods, hot flashes, mood changes and vaginal dryness.

    You should discuss your symptoms with your physician, who might take a blood test.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, anxiety, vaginal itch or burning, muscle aches
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Chlamydia Infection

    Chlamydia is a common bacterial infection that is spread through unprotected sex. Each year, over 1 million Americans are diagnosed with this STD.

    You should visit a physician to confirm the diagnosis where an antibiotic will be prescribed.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding, sudden urgency to urinate, bleeding after sex, heavy menstrual flow
    Symptoms that never occur with chlamydia infection:
    improving vaginal discharge
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Menstrual Cramps

    Dysmenorrhea is a term describing pain associated with menstruation (or when one gets a period). It's very common, happening to about 50% of women. Primary dysmenorrhea means that the pain is directly caused by a menstrual period, which is different than "secondary" dysmenorrhea, where a disorder is causing the pain.

    You can make minor lifestyle changes like exercising and eating better, which may improve your symptoms. For temporary relief, take an Advil, Motrin, or any other type of ibuprofen.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), painful periods, lower back pain, abdominal pain that shoots to the back
    Symptoms that always occur with menstrual cramps:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache)
    Symptoms that never occur with menstrual cramps:
    being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Mild Breast Pain

  • Q.How long has your breast pain been going on?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do your symptoms occur or worsen before or during your period?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our mild breast pain symptom checker.

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Mild Breast Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced mild breast pain have also experienced:

    • 8% Bloody Vaginal Discharge
    • 6% Vaginal Bleeding
    • 5% Breast Pain
  • People who have experienced mild breast pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 38% Less Than a Week
    • 25% Less Than a Day
    • 17% One to Two Weeks
  • People who have experienced mild breast pain were most often matched with:

    • 36% Non - Specific Breast Pain
    • 20% Premenstrual Syndrome
    • 8% Breast Abscess

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