Breast Pain in Women | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • 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?

Source

The Evaluation of Common Breast Problems by M Morrow, M.D. (American Family Physician April 15, 2000, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000415/2371.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

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

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