Breast pain is rarely a symptom of serious disease but can be debilitating and cause considerable anxiety. The key step in management of breast pain is accurate diagnosis as sometimes neck, muscle and chest wall problems can present as pain in the breast.
Following consultation with one of our consultants, an accurate history would be taken followed by an examination. Often a mammogram is undertaken to exclude breast disease in patients over 40. Also an ultrasound scan will be undertaken in all patients to determine whether or not there are any benign breast changes such as breast cysts which can be a cause of breast pain.