Breast Pain in Women | Treatment

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How is breast pain treated?

There are different treatments for breast pain depending on what is causing it. You and your doctor can talk about these treatments and choose one or more that might work for you. Here are some possible treatments for breast pain:

  • Wearing a support bra
  • Taking an over-the-counter pain medicine
  • Taking danazol (for severe pain)

Other treatments for breast pain are sometimes used. However, there is no proof that these treatments work:

  • Avoiding caffeine
  • Using less salt
  • Taking vitamin E or vitamin B6
  • Taking a "water-pill" (a diuretic)

Most of the time, breast pain goes away on its own after a few months.

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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