mastalgia


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

mastalgia

 [mas-tal´jah]
pain in the breast; called also mammalgia and mastodynia.

mas·to·dyn·i·a

(mas'tō-din'ē-ă),
Pain in the breast.
See also: mammary neuralgia.
Synonym(s): mammalgia, mastalgia
[masto- + G. odynē, pain]

mastalgia

/mas·tal·gia/ (mas-tal´je-ah) pain in the breast.

mastalgia

[mastal′jə]
Etymology: Gk, mastos, breast, algos, pain
pain in the breast caused by congestion or "caking" during lactation, an infection, or fibrocystic disease, especially during or before menstruation, or by advanced cancer. The early stages of breast cancer are rarely accompanied by pain. mastalgic, adj.

mastalgia

Breast pain.

mas·to·dyn·i·a

(mas'tō-din'ē-ă)
Pain in the breast.
Synonym(s): mammalgia, mastalgia.
[masto- + G. odynē, pain]

mastalgia

Pain in the breast.

mastalgia (mas·talˑ·jē·),

n a painful sensation originating in the breast due to congestion that occurs during lactation, fibrocystic disease, or infection, especially during or before menstrual period or in advanced stages of cancer. Also called
mastodynia.

mastalgia (mastal´jēə),

n a pain, tenderness, or pressure in the breast. It is one of several physical symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
References in periodicals archive ?
In present study, Mastalgia were the third most common BBD which was in accordance with Akshara Gupta et al [14] and Abhishek Sharma et al.
Prevalence of Mastalgia and Fibrocystic Disease of the Breast: India and Global
Our findings also support the need of thorough evaluation of a reported lump wherereas regarding patients with mastalgia and nipple discharge physicians should be reassured about the justification of careful observation14.
Treatment of cyclical mastalgia with a solution containing a Vitex agnus castus extract: results of a placebo-controlled double-blind study.
1997-2007 Antecedentes Familiares N % de cancer Madre 9 3,3 Hermana 14 5,1 Tia Materna 7 2,6 Prima 1 0,4 Otro 2 0,7 Sin antecedentes 241 88,0 familiares Menopausia Si 215 70,2 No 91 29,8 Terapia de Reemplazo Hormonal Si 5 1,6 No 301 98,4 Motivo de Consulta Medica Deteccion casual 173 56,6 Screening 37 12,1 Autoexamen 15 4,8 Otro 81 26,5 Sintomatologia mamaria Mastalgia 3 1,1 Nodulo 97 31,6 Mastalgia y nodulo 123 40,1 Lesion ulcerada 21 7,0 Derrame pezon 6 1,8 Otro 56 18,4 Tabla 3.
Treatment for mastalgia consists of wearing a sports bra or supportive underwire bra, which can be worn day and night, as well as use of over-the-counter pain relief, such as ibuprofen.
They were excluded if they were currently breast feeding or pregnant (since hormone levels can influence connective tissue within the breasts), had a history of breast surgery, or any cyclical mastalgia (as opposed to exercise-induced breast discomfort).
These include nervousness, emotional instability, irritability, depression, confusion, reduced impulse control, headache, oedema, mastalgia, vertigo, palpitations, constipation, nausea, vomiting, acne, conjunctivitis, fatigue, pelvic pain, insomnia, hot flushes, bloating, food craving, and restlessness.
Women were advised to report any potential side effects of the device; headache, lower abdominal and back pain, nausea, oedema, mastalgia, mood changes, vaginal dryness and abnormal vaginal bleeding.
A BREAST pain - or mastalgia - is very common and can worsen as women get older or if they take the Pill.
SAN ANTONIO--Afimoxifene, a novel tamoxifen gel applied directly to the breasts, performed favorably as topical therapy for moderate to severe cyclic mastalgia in premenopausal women in a phase II clinical trial.
A cohort study involving 1,150 French women who received topical progesterone cream for mastalgia due to benign breast disease showed no increase in cancer (RR=0.