Breast pain and swelling in women are quite common and can often be alarming. This can often be caused by hormonal changes, structural changes in the breast tissue, or other factors. In this article, we will explain the causes, symptoms, and how to deal with breast pain and swelling.
What Are Breast Pain and Swelling?
Breast pain and swelling can be defined as discomfort and tenderness felt in the breast tissue. This condition occurs due to hardening and increased volume of the breast tissue. Breast pain and swelling can occur at various times in women’s lives and is usually temporary.
What Are The Symptoms of Breast Pain and Swelling?
Symptoms of breast pain and swelling are as follows;
- Pain and tenderness in the breasts,
- Hardening of the tissue of the breasts,
- The feeling of swelling and fullness in the breasts,
- Temporary increase in the size of the breasts,
- Pain or tenderness in the nipples,
- Redness or increased heat in the breasts,
- Changes in the skin surrounding the breasts,
Why Do Breast Pain and Swelling Occur?
Pain and swelling in the breast can have many causes. The most common causes are as follows;
- Hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause can cause pain and swelling in the breast.
- Cysts, fibrocystic breast disease and some tumors can cause pain and swelling in the breast tissue.
- Certain medications, especially hormone therapy, birth control pills and antidepressants, can cause pain and swelling in the breast.
- Strokes or injuries to the breast area can cause breast tissue to swell and ache.
- Breast infections, such as mastitis, can cause pain and swelling in the breast.
- Rarely, breast cancer can also cause pain and swelling in the breast. It is therefore important for women who experience persistent and severe pain and swelling to consult a doctor.
Women who experience breast pain and swelling should consult a healthcare professional to determine the cause of the condition and appropriate treatment methods. Early diagnosis and treatment will help minimize the effects of this condition.
How Are Breast Pain and Swelling Diagnosed?
Breast pain and swelling is a common conditions experienced by many women. Causes can include hormonal changes, trauma, infections, cysts and sometimes cancer. To diagnose breast pain and swelling, doctors begin by carefully listening to patients’ complaints and performing a physical examination. Steps to diagnose breast pain and swelling;
The doctor starts by asking about the patient’s complaints, the duration and intensity of the pain and the factors causing the pain. It also assesses the patient’s menstrual cycle, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and medications.
The doctor will perform a physical examination of the breasts and armpit area to determine the cause of the pain and swelling. During the examination, the doctor looks for abnormalities such as masses, cysts and signs of infection.
To determine the cause of breast pain and swelling, doctors may use various imaging methods. Mammography and ultrasonography take detailed images of breast tissue, helping to detect the presence of masses and cysts. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can be used for more complex cases.
When a suspicious mass or cyst is detected, doctors take a tissue sample for pathologic examination using a biopsy. This helps to determine whether the masses are cancerous.
What Is Done To Treat Breast Pain and Swelling?
Treatment of pain and swelling in the breast varies depending on the cause of the condition. The methods followed in the treatment of breast pain and swelling are as follows;
- If breast pain and swelling are associated with the menstrual cycle, doctors may recommend hormonal regulators or birth control pills. These medications help reduce pain and swelling by regulating estrogen and progesterone levels.
- For mild to moderate pain, doctors may recommend painkillers (such as paracetamol, or ibuprofen). These medicines help to relieve pain and discomfort.
- For infections that cause pain and swelling in the breast, doctors prescribe antibiotics. These medicines reduce pain and swelling by destroying the bacteria that cause the infection.
- Cysts that cause pain and swelling in the breast can be drained by fine needle aspiration. This procedure reduces pain and swelling by draining the fluid inside the cyst.
- Surgery may be needed for cancerous masses, large cysts, or other abnormalities that cause pain. Surgical methods eliminate pain and swelling by completely removing the masses or cysts.
- Some lifestyle changes may also be recommended to relieve breast pain and swelling. These include regular exercise, healthy eating, stress management, and appropriate bra use.
Breast Pain and Swelling Treatment Prices in Turkey
Turkey has managed to announce its name to the world with its investments and studies in the field of health. Especially the latest technological devices used in diagnosis and treatment procedures have been a beacon of hope for many diseases. However, there has been an increase in health tourism in Türkiye.
- Hospitals are large, clean, spacious and fully equipped in terms of technological equipment.
- Turkish doctors are specialized, successful, and skilled in their fields.
- Nurses and carers are friendly and compassionate.
- Finding answers to the questions asked quickly and accurately.
- Patience and understanding of all staff, including the intermediary company dealing with the patient.
- Turkey offers holiday opportunities with its natural and historical beauties.
- Easy transportation.
- Diagnosis, treatment, accommodation, eating, drinking, dressing, and holiday needs can be met at affordable prices.
Such situations are shown among the reasons for preference. We can see that patients and their relatives who want to come to Turkey are doing research on Breast Pain and Swelling Treatment Prices in Turkey. However, it would not be right to give clear price information at this stage. Many factors such as the type of disease, stage, diagnosis process, treatment process, and stay in Türkiye affect the price issue. If you want to get more detailed price information, you can contact us. In addition, if you come to Turkey for treatment through us, we can facilitate your visa application process with the invitation letter sent by us to the consulate.
Prof.Dr. Ergün Dağlıoğlu (Eğitim Görevlisi), Beyin Cerrahı, Beyin Ve Sinir Cerrahisi
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