mastalgia


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mastalgia

[ma′stal·jə]
(medicine)
Pain in the breast.
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(7,8) Essential fatty acids, such as evening primrose oil and vitamin E, have been used to treat mastalgia because they reduce inflammation in fatty breast tissue through the prostaglandin pathway.
The low progesterone concentration in the late luteal phase was the cause of mastodynia, mastalgia and PMS in our subjects with FBD.
Abnormal prostaglandin synthesis has also been implicated in the aetiology of mastalgia. Gateley et al measured the plasma fatty acid levels in patients with mastalgia and found that they have increased saturated fatty acids and reduced EFAs.
Matricaria chamomilla, known commonly as chamomile, has previously been investigated for its effect on intensity of cyclic mastalgia; however, the authors noted concerns with quality of the trials.
Mastalgia in young women is associated with anxiety and depression, thereby brings down the quality of life (QOL).
Conclusion: Mammography is the mainstay for evaluation of breast cancer but only patients with the complaints of lump and mastalgia should be evaluated through mammography to avoid unnecessary evaluation.
In NETA group after three months the ratio is 67% at the end of the sixth month 60%.The reasons for dropping out from the treatment in LNG-IUD group were the increase in bleeding and mastalgia in NETA group.
[9] Reasons for requesting screening may include a family history of breast cancer, which often turns out to be non-significant, mastalgia, referral for a mass in the breast that cannot be verified at physical examination, or simple general concern about breast cancer risk.
Studies have shown that fenugreek seed has been used for controlling dysmenorrhea and mastalgia (14, 16, 25, 26).
The most prevalent breast disorder which makes women consult with an informed individual, like a midwife, is breast pain or mastalgia. Mastalgia is in fact the reason for 30-47% of the referrals for clinical breast examination [1, 2].
Mastalgia or mastodynia is breast pain and a recognized organic benign breast disease [1, 2].
The symptoms included mastalgia (71.0%), headaches (64.5%), abdominal bloating (57.9%) and swellings (44.9%).