Tag: referred pain

Ask the Doctor: Stabbing Breast Pain; Endometriosis; Polyarthritis

Q: I’ve recently been experiencing occasional stabbing pain in my breasts. Might this be a sign of a serious problem?

A: Report the pain to your doctor, who can assess whether the pain you are experiencing is related to an underlying health problem. Assuming there isn’t one, it is likely that

Breast Pain: What Causes It and How to Treat It

Breast Pain: What Causes It and How to Treat It

Three-quarters of women are thought to suffer from breast pain (also called “mastalgia”) at some point in their lives, and many automatically assume that it could red-flag breast cancer. However, breast pain isn’t typically a symptom of breast cancer.
Breast pain can manifest as slight tenderness, a dull, heavy ache, or

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