For some women, the pain is related to menstruation and can appear at certain times of the month, usually a few days before their cycle. In others, the pain appears more randomly. Breast pain is most common in younger women who have not yet gone through menopause.
The good news is that while breast pain can be alarming (and uncomfortable), it’s usually not an indicator of breast cancer.
However, if you experience ongoing pain or if your pain seems to be getting worse, it’s a good idea to see your doctor for a breast exam. If necessary, he or she may recommend a mammogram, ultrasound, or biopsy in order to investigate and rule out any problems.
In most cases, breast pain resolves itself. If it continues, your doctor may make adjustments to any hormonal birth control you may be taking, or recommend over-the-counter pain medications like aspirin or ibuprofen.
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At the Breast Center of Maple Grove, it’s easy to schedule your exam at our comfortable, state of the art facility. Same day appointments are available, and walk-ins are welcome! Give us a call at 763-398-6370.