A pain in the breast or around the breast area immediately leads to worry as that can be one of the signs of breast cancer.
February the 4th was World Cancer Day, a day to bring awareness to the different types of cancers. It was also a day to motivate people to test in order to fight this deadly disease.
If you happen to experience pain around your breast you need to have it checked by a healthcare professional immediately, as that might be a sign of something serious, if lucky it may just be a phase you’re going through.
Below we share five possible causes for breast pain as noted by healthcare information resource centers.
Scar tissue – this can occur if you’ve gone through surgery or radiation therapy for breast cancer that can cause scar tissue formation. The result might be numbness, pain, and visible changes in your breast appearance and texture, adds health information hub Medical News Today.
Back, neck, or shoulder sprains – often people experience breast pain outside the breast rather than inside. Sprains or injuries in the back, neck, or shoulder might cause pain that reaches the breast area. In this case, the pain that comes from outside the affected area or part is known as referred pain. How you will determine the treatment will depend on what the underlying problem is, shares the above-mentioned health hub.
Breast surgery – if you have breast pain after you’ve had breast surgery and scar formation you may still get breast pain even after the scars have healed, adds Mayo Clinic a non-profit academic health system.
Breast cysts – breast cysts are fluid-filled sacs. Breast cyst doesn’t cause cancer, it is soft, and can be experienced by many premenopausal females. They may not lead to cancer, but they are often said to be painful with a possible nipple discharge. “Unless the cysts are particularly large or painful, they do not need treatment. If treatment is necessary, it involves draining the fluid out with a needle,” noted Medical News Today.
Breast surgery – “Breast pain associated with breast surgery and scar formation can sometimes linger after incisions have healed shared Mayo clinic.