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Breast pain


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Breast pain is usually linked to periods. Sometimes it can be caused by a condition like mastitis or a medicine like the contraceptive pill.

If you have breast pain, taking painkillers and wearing a properly fitted bra can help ease the pain.

There are many reasons breasts can be painful. It’s not usually anything serious, but see a GP if the pain does not improve.

Page last reviewed: 03/05/2023
Next review due: 03/05/2026