What is mastalgia?

Also known as: Breast pain, breast tenderness, cyclical mastitis.

Mastalgia refers to any type of pain in the breast or muscles/joints near it. It may be cyclical (when related to the menstrual cycle) or noncyclical (no pattern for the pain); the pain can vary from mild to severe and may occur in one or both breasts.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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