What causes breast pain?
Many things can cause pain or tenderness in your breasts. Here are some of them:
- Hormone changes during your period
- Water retention, which may happen during your period
- Injury to your breast
- Breastfeeding (nursing)
- An infection in the breast
- Breast cancer (not a usual cause of breast pain)
If you have breast pain that lasts for a long time or keeps coming back, it's probably a good idea to talk to your doctor about it.
Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff