Conditions + Treatments

Mastalgia in Children

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Mastalgia is breast pain. It’s generally classified as either cyclical (associated with menstrual periods) or noncyclical.

  • Noncyclical pain may come from the breast or may come from somewhere else, such as nearby muscles or joints.
  • Pain can range from minor discomfort to severely incapacitating pain.
  • Many women with mastalgia worry more about the fear of cancer than about the pain itself.

Breast Clinic

Children’s Hospital Boston offers a dedicated Breast Clinic staffed with physicians and nurses who are familiar with every kind of breast disorder, and, more importantly, the latest and most effective treatments. No matter how severe your pain is our expert doctors can help treat your discomfort and let you resume your normal life.

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