Breast Pain Symptoms
Many women experience mild monthly breast pain in conjunction with their menstrual periods. For some women, however, the pain can be more severe. This premenstrual breast pain is referred to as cyclic breast discomfort.
Much less common causes of breast pain include benign growths in the breasts (including cysts such as in fibrocystic breast condition), breast cancer, and certain medications. Breast pain is called mastodynia, mastalgia, or mammalgia by physicians.