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Mastodynia (mastalgia) is defined as painful breast tissue.


  • METHODS: Three patients with noncyclical, bilateral mastodynia referred for breast reconstruction options from December of 2000 to March of 2004 are presented in this article.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • , costochondritis, radicular pain) • Breast cancer (breast pain is a presenting complaint in less than 10% of patients with breast cancer) • Mondor’s disease Associated Conditions: Fibrocystic change, fibroadenoma, and mastitis.[clinicalgate.com]
  • In the present study, 32 % of the women assessed presented cracked nipples in the first month postpartum.[doi.org]
  • Dictionary source: Baydaş English Turkish Medical Dictionary More: English to Turkish translation of mastodynia Mastodynia in Persian پستان درد،پستان مانند،پستانى ،حلمى Dictionary source: English Persian Dictionary (Hojjat Rabiee) More: English to Persian[translation.babylon.com]
  • Convert to ICD-10-CM : 611.71 converts directly to: 2015/16 ICD-10-CM N64.4 Mastodynia Approximate Synonyms Bilat mastodynia Bilateral mastodynia Left mastodynia Mastodynia (breast pain) Pain of breast Right mastodynia Clinical Information A disorder[icd9data.com]
  • Histopathologic findings of all breast specimens revealed benign breast tissue with proliferative breast disease consistent with mastodynia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • mastodynia More Languages: [top] Mastodynia in English Breast pain Copyright: Dictionary source: Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary More: English to English translation of mastodynia mastodynia \mas to*dyn"i*a\ (?)[translation.babylon.com]
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  • Workup and Evaluation Laboratory: No evaluation indicated. Imaging: Mammography may be indicated for other reasons but seldom directly assists in the evaluation of mastalgia. Special Tests: None indicated.[clinicalgate.com]


  • After two to four weeks treatment with 5 mg CB 154 per day ten patients recovered fully, three showed some improvement and two were totally resistant to the treatment.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]


  • The prognosis for women with breast pain is not always predictable. Women with cyclic breast pain often are relieved by events that alter their hormonal milieu, whereas noncyclic breast pain may last only 1 to 2 years.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Mammography is imperative once the infection has resolved, to exclude malignancies. 10 Section 4: Prognosis Most breast conditions do not increase breast cancer risk, except for atypical ductal/lobular hyperplasia, atypical columnar cell change, multiple[gponline.com]


  • Published on 31/05/2015 by admin Filed under Obstetrics & Gynecology Last modified 31/05/2015 Print this page Chapter 155 Breast: Pain (Mastodynia, Mastalgia) Description: Mastalgia is the nonspecific term used for breast pain of any etiology.[clinicalgate.com]
  • The etiology of mastodynia is not well understood. Hormonal assays of estrogen, progesterone, and prolactin have shown no consistent abnormalities despite the relationship to the menstrual cycle.[medigoo.com]
  • Although the etiology of cyclical mastalgia has not been established, some evidence has implicated elevated estrogen levels, low progesterone levels, or an abnormal estrogen/progesterone ratio ( 6 ).[oadoi.org]


  • Authors Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention 15(6): 1229-1231 Published 2006 Cyclical mastalgia is a common complaint, with a potentially important relationship to breast cancer risk.[popcouncil.org]
  • Epidemiology and endocrinology of benign breast disease. Breast cancer Res Treat 1985 ; 6 : 5 –36. Plu-Bureau G, Thalabard JC, Sitruk- Ware R, Asselain B, Mauvais- Jarvis PM.[oadoi.org]
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  • Emilia Diego discusses the significance, pathophysiology, classification, evaluation, and management of breast pain.[upmcphysicianresources.com]
  • G Ital Senolog 7:17–22 Google Scholar Vorherr H (1986) Fibrocystic breast disease: Pathophysiology, pathomorphology, clinical picture and management.[link.springer.com]
  • .: Luteal phase insufficiency: A common pathophysiological factor in development of benign and malignant breast disease. In Commentaries on Research in Breast Disease, R.D. Bulbrook, D.J. Taylor, editors, New York, Alan R.[doi.org]
  • Increased estrogen, increased prolactin, decreased progesterone levels, or alterations in the estrogen/progesterone ratio are theories regarding the pathophysiology of mastalgia [ 8 ].[karger.com]


  • When animals were loaded with carotenoid supplementation one month before the carcinogenic induction (continued throughout the experiment), cancer prevention was observed up to 60-100%.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Change diapers often to help prevent yeast from causing diaper rash. Be sure to treat your nipples if you have a yeast infection.[medlineplus.gov]
  • Prevention Wear a well-fitting brassiere for support, especially if your breasts are large. Perform a monthly breast self-exam 3-5 days after your period (when the breast tissue is the least tender).[cliffordgelmanmd.com]
  • Unfortunately, you can’t do anything to prevent breast pains. The specialist however counsels you to enjoy a balanced lifestyle, to have a healthy diet and to do outdoor sports.[healthdefine.com]

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