Severe Breast Tenderness

severe breast tendernessSevere breast tenderness can cause women to feel either sudden sharp pains or a heavy, sore feeling in their breasts. Severe breast tenderness is extremely painful and women who suffer from severe breast tenderness are often desperate for respite from their anguish. Severe breast tenderness can be a symptom of many problems and diseases. Also known as mastalgia severe breast tenderness should not be ignored.

What are the causes of severe breast tenderness?

There are various different causes of severe breast tenderness. For some women their breast tenderness is related to their menstrual cycle and for other women their severe breast tenderness is a sign of something more serious.



Severe breast tenderness: caused by the monthly menstrual cycle usually leaves the sufferer feeling that their breasts are heavy and sore.  Many women report that the pain appears to originate in the arm pit and work itself into the breast area. Often severe breast tenderness that occurs around the menstrual cycle abates when a woman’s period is over.

Severe breast tenderness: that has no connection to a woman’s menstrual cycle is usually felt as a sharp stabbing pain. The reason for this type of severe breast tenderness is usually due to a cyst or a more serious problem. This type of severe breast tenderness should be discussed with a doctor in order to be treated.

How can I relieve severe breast tenderness?

There are different ways to relieve severe breast tenderness, depending on what the cause is. There are various different anti-inflammatory over the counter medications that can assist with severe breast tenderness related to a woman's menstrual cycle. These are ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin (although instructions should always be read to ensure the appropriate dosage is being taken and a pharmacist should be consulted to discuss their different properties). However there are other options for women suffering from severe breast tenderness around their menstrual cycles.

Birth Control Pills
hrt breast tendernessOral birth control pills help to control hormone levels and can assist with treating severe breast tenderness (although it also causes severe breast tenderness in other women).

Magnesium supplements
Magnesium supplements have been reported by some women to help with their severe breast tenderness.

Reduce dietary fat
Reducing fat in the diet helps to prevent severe breast pain over a long period of time.

On the other hand if women are experiencing severe breast tenderness due to cysts or a more serious health concern there are other options that can be taken. They may need to take medication to treat their cysts but they are not usually a serious medical concern. Breast cancer is rarely the cause of severe breast tenderness.

However if women find that their severe breast tenderness is not abating they should visit their medical practitioner for an extended examination. Although there are many causes of severe breast tenderness it can be a symptom of a serious problem and thus should not be ignored. Furthermore there are many treatments to help with severe breast tenderness. Click for more information about treating severe breast tenderness.



Which are the best ways to cope with severe breast tenderness?
Three levels of approaches can be considered for treating severe breast tenderness:
(1)lifestyle changes, (2)alternative approaches and (3)drugs and surgery. The safest way is to start with the least risky approach and go on to the next level only if it is necessary. Click on treatments for severe breast tenderness and don't miss these three excellent approaches.

 
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