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Mastalgia


Mastalgia is severe breast pain that may come and go with monthly periods (cyclical) or may not follow any pattern (noncyclical). Breast pain can get worse with changes in a woman's hormone levels and may be affected by stress.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDeborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last RevisedJanuary 20, 2010

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