5 Common Causes of Breast Pain

Womer Around 70 percent of women suffer from breast pain but only 15 percent of them require medical treatment. Breast pain varies from severity to location. One can feel the pain in both the breast, one breast, or in the underarm.

Menstruation, pregnancy, lactation, and menopause are many of the reasons for breast pain. Here are 5 common causes of breast pain.

Breast cysts

Breast cysts can feel like a lump in the breast. They are filled with fluid. They can be either soft or hard. These cysts sometimes cause pain. A cyst is non-cancerous and different from a tumor.


Any drugs that affect the reproductive hormones, mental health conditions, or cardiovascular treatments can cause pain in the breast.

Poor Fit Bra

A bra that is too tight or too loose can compress the breasts or leave them improperly supported, resulting in discomfort.

Breast Cancer

Only some breast cancers can cause discomfort. One should make an immediate appointment with a doctor if they feel a lump in the breast, any nipple discharge, redness, pus, or fever. 


Mastitis is a painful infection. It happens during breastfeeding or clogging of the milk duct. Its symptoms include fever, aches, tiredness, or any breast changes. A treatment option that reduces levels of some bacteria is available.