Causes of Breast Pain
Breast Pain

Many women experience breast pain (mastalgia) during their lives. The pain may vary from a mild ache to a stabbing sensation. It is however important to know that breast pain happens for a variety of reasons and is rarely a sign of breast cancer. What are the common causes of breast pain?

  • Hormonal changes
  • Pregnancy
  • Weight gain
  • Infection of the breast (mastitis)
  • Injury to the breasts
  • Inflammation
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Simple breast cysts


"Causes of Breast Pain." Breast Pain. N.p., 6 Oct. 2016. Web. 8 Dec. 2016.