Breast Pain Treatment Overview
First steps to consider
- Mild, occasional breast pain can often be treated at home.
- OTC pain relievers can help discomfort.
When you may need a provider
- Breast pain is severe, occurs frequently, or doesn’t go away.
- You have additional symptoms like fever, chills, breast discoloration, nipple discharge, or a mass.
- A follow-up visit to assess your breast pain can be scheduled via telehealth. But the initial visits for breast pain would be better diagnosed and treated in person.
Call 911 or go to the ER if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Breast pain along with fever, chills, redness, drainage, tissue change, or swelling
- Sudden, severe breast pain
- Breast pain that occurs with dizziness or lightheadedness
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