Definition of Mastalgia

1. Noun. Pain in the breast.

Generic synonyms: Hurting, Pain



Definition of Mastalgia

1. Noun. (chiefly uncountable) Breast pain. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Mastalgia

1. General term for breast pain, affecting two thirds of women attending breast clinics. Usually indicates benign problem, often oversensitivity of breast tissue to reproductive hormones. Most women respond to treatment with gamolenic acid (derived from the evening primrose and starflower plants), which takes up to three months to have any effect and may not give relief for more than two years. In more severe cases, synthetic steriods may help. The use of a tailor-made support bra can be of help. (05 Jan 1998)

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mastadenovirus
mastalgia (current term)
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Literary usage of Mastalgia

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"Canada Lancet, 1902. Spira. Otalgia Nervosa. Wien. med. Blatter, 1901, No. 15. Eitelberg. Otalgia and mastalgia. Wien med. Blatter., 1901, p. 879. Gruber. ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1906)
"Canada Lancet, 1902. Spira. Otalgia Nervosa. Wien. med. Blatter, 1901, No. 15. Eitelberg. Otalgia and mastalgia. Wien med. Blatter., 1901, p. 879. Gruber. ..."

3. Therapeutic Gazette (1916)
"When thirty-eight left mastalgia occurred, and examination revealed a granule resembling a bean in that breast. The right also became enlarged ..."

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