Breast pain

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Breast abscess

A breast abscess is a painful collection of pus that forms in the breast.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Lump in breast
  • Breast pain
  • Redness of the breast
  • High temperature
  • Nipple discharge

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Breast abscess.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Cyclical breast pain

Cyclical breast pain, also known as cyclical mastalgia, is pain in the breasts linked to the menstrual cycle.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Breast pain
  • Arm pain

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Cyclical breast pain.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Infection of the breast

Mastitis is a condition that causes a woman's breast tissue to become painful and inflamed.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Lump in breast
  • Breast pain
  • Redness of the breast
  • Nipple discharge
  • Aching muscles all over body

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Infection of the breast.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Premenstrual tension syndrome

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the name given to the physical, psychological and behavioural symptoms that can occur in the two weeks before a woman's monthly period.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Bloated stomach
  • Lower sex drive
  • Feeling irritable
  • Breast pain
  • Mood swings

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Premenstrual tension syndrome.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.