Breast Pain (Mastalgia):

Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment by Dr. Lindsay Keith

Dr. Lindsay Keith
Experiencing breast pain, known medically as Mastalgia, can be alarming. In the hands of an expert like Dr. Lindsay Keith, you can gain a comprehensive understanding of your symptoms and seek appropriate care.

About Breast Pain (Mastalgia)

Breast pain is common and can occur for a variety of reasons. It can be cyclical, related to the menstrual cycle, or noncyclical, not associated with hormonal changes. Some common causes include hormonal fluctuations, breast injury, breast size, and certain medications.


Diagnosing breast pain involves a detailed medical history, physical examination, and possibly further diagnostic tests such as a mammogram or ultrasound. Identifying the cause is critical to determining the most effective treatment.

Treatment Options

Treatment for mastalgia depends on its cause. For some, lifestyle modifications such as wearing a supportive bra or reducing caffeine intake can help. Medications may be prescribed to alleviate pain, and in severe cases, surgical options may be considered.

Treatment by Dr. Lindsay Keith

Dr. Lindsay Keith provides personalized care for women experiencing breast pain. She tailors her approach to suit individual patient needs, taking into account the severity of the symptoms, their cause, and the patient’s overall health.

Patient Support

Dealing with breast pain can be physically and emotionally challenging. Rest assured that Dr. Keith and her team are committed to providing empathetic and comprehensive care throughout your journey.

Contact Us

If you’re dealing with persistent or severe breast pain, don’t hesitate to reach out. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lindsay Keith today. Your comfort and health are our top priorities.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Can breast pain be a sign of cancer?

While breast pain can be unsettling, it’s usually not a sign of breast cancer. However, it’s important to get any persistent breast pain checked out to rule out any serious conditions.

2. What can relieve mastalgia?

There are various ways to manage mastalgia, from lifestyle changes such as wearing well-fitted bras and reducing caffeine intake, to pain relief medications. The best approach will depend on your specific circumstances and should be discussed with your healthcare provider.

3. Is it normal to have mastalgia before periods?

Yes, it’s quite common for women to experience cyclical breast pain in the days leading up to their period. This is due to hormonal changes and often resolves after menstruation.