Breast Pain in Women | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • I don’t have a breast lump. What is the likely cause of my breast pain?
  • Should I get a mammogram anyway, just to be safe?
  • I do have a breast lump. Do I need any tests? What will these tests entail?
  • What do my test results mean?
  • What are my treatment options? What treatment do you recommend?
  • What can I do at home to help relieve my pain?
  • Should I make any changes to my diet or exercise?


The Evaluation of Common Breast Problems by M Morrow, M.D. (American Family Physician April 15, 2000,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00