Symptoms of mastalgia are painful sensations of different localization and intensity. Pain can be mild, severe, in one or both mammary glands at the same time. Unpleasant sensations can occur both in one place and throughout the chest. At the initial stages of the disease, small seals are felt, the appearance of which is associated with the phases of the menstrual cycle and causes discomfort. If at this stage, do not pay due attention to painful symptoms, then the densification can be transformed into malignant neoplasms. Clinical signs of a cyst are very similar to mastalgia and mastopathy. In this case, the pains are directly related to the phases of the cycle, affect the hormonal background, cause discharge from the nipples and various gynecological diseases.
Symptoms of mastalgia regularly appear in 70% of women. Most often, the disease occurs in young girls or in the premenopausal period. In rare cases, the disease is diagnosed in postmenopausal women. Every woman at least once in her life, but felt uncomfortable in the chest. But in some cases, the pain takes a long duration of five or more days. Pain can last for the entire menstrual period. Mastalgia does not affect the activity of a woman and her sex life.
Mastalgia of the breast affects many women. Painful sensations can be a sign of cancer or testify to a violation of the hormonal background in the female body. Pain is cyclic, non-cyclic and not associated with the gland.
Causes severe pain that occurs due to violations of the menstrual cycle. The disease is accompanied by an increasing and sharply weakening pain. Discomfort occurs in the arms and axillary regions. Often there is a slight tuberosity of the mammary glands, two-sided localization in the upper glandular regions is possible. Pain can occur when taking hormonal drugs.
The disease is not associated with the menstrual cycle and most often occurs in women after 40 years. Pain occurs in the middle of the chest and around the nipple, discomfort can be either permanent or periodic. Most often the pain is burning, sharp, cutting and one-sided. Unpleasant sensations can be associated with the presence of benign neoplasms (fibroadenoma) or cystic tumors.
The disease is accompanied by painful sensations, fever, chills, general weakness and other symptoms of intoxication. Improper treatment of mastitis leads to the appearance of mastalgia with uncontrollable pain.
In some cases, the symptoms of breast cancer are mistaken for mastalgia. The woman has painful sensations of different intensity in the upper area of the mammary glands. In this case, correct diagnosis is necessary in order to timely recognize the oncological process and prescribe an effective treatment.
When the first signs of mastalgia of the breast appear, it is necessary to perform self-examination of the breast and seek medical help. If palpation was able to grope seals of different shapes, then this is an occasion to visit a mammologist and gynecologist.
Each woman should regularly examine the mammary glands and undergo preventive examinations at the mammalogist. When there are painful sensations, changes in the shape, size of the gland or skin, the appearance of a feeling of densification, it is necessary to seek medical help. The earlier the disease is diagnosed and the treatment is started, the higher the chances of a full recovery.