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Breast pain, cyclical
Summary: There are many reasons breasts can be painful. Breast pain by itself is unlikely to be a symptom of cancer. Breast pain is usually linked to periods Symptoms of breast pain caused by periods: dull, heavy or aching pain – from mild to very bad pain that begins up to 2 weeks before a period, gets worse and then goes away when the period ends usually (but not always) affects both breasts and sometimes pain spreads to the armpit How to ease the pain yourself You can: take paracetamol or ibuprofen, or rub painkilling gel on your breasts wear a properly fitted bra during the day and a soft bra to sleep in There's little evidence that vitamin E tablets or evening primrose oil help with breast pain.
Language: English
Format: Online Resource
Publication Date: November 2010
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Publisher: the NHS website

Last updated: 14/11/2018