What causes breast tenderness? 10 possible conditions

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See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

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Breast Cancer Overview

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women (after skin cancer), and can affect a number of different parts of the breasts.

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Fibrocystic Breast Disease

Fibrocystic breast disease is when a woman has benign yet painful lumps in her breasts.

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Mastitis

Mastitis is an infection of the ducts of the breast. It usually only occurs in women who are breastfeeding their babies.

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Pregnancy

Bleeding or spotting, increased need to urinate, tender breasts, fatigue, nausea, and missed period are signs of pregnancy.

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PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) causes a wide variety of emotional and physical symptoms that occur in the weeks before a woman starts her monthly period.

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Ectopic Pregnancy

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Ectopic pregnancies occur when a fertilized egg fails to attach to the uterus. In most ectopic pregnancies, the egg will attach to the fallopian tubes. Less common, it may also attach to the abdominal cavity or cervix...

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Intraductal Papilloma

Finding a lump in your breast or hearing the doctor tell you there is a tumor in your breast can be scary and unsettling. Breast tumors are not always indicative of cancer; there are benign breast conditions that ca...

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Menopause

Menopause is a natural biological process in women that marks the permanent end of menstruation and fertility. Hot flashes, vaginal dryness or pain, and frequent urination are signs.

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Ovarian Cysts

Most women will develop at least one cyst on their ovaries during their lives. In most cases, these cysts are painless and cause no symptoms.

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Ovarian Cancer

The ovaries are small, almond-shaped organs located on either side of the uterus that produce eggs. As the disease progresses, symptoms include back pain and indigestion.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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