There are many reasons breasts can be painful. Breast pain by itself is unlikely to be a symptom of cancer.
Symptoms of breast pain caused by periods:
There's little evidence that vitamin E tablets or evening primrose oil help with breast pain.
Sometimes breast pain is caused by:
Hormone changes during the menopause can cause breast pain.
Once the menopause is over (you have had 12 months without a period) the pain should not return.
These can be signs of something more serious.
111 will tell you what to do. They can arrange a phone call from a nurse or doctor if you need one.
Get an urgent GP appointment
A GP may be able to treat you.
Ask your GP practice for an urgent appointment.