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September 4, 2014, last updated May 18, 2016
By Louise Carr, Associate Editor and Featured Columnist






Many women suffer the same mysterious problem, often
every month. The issue is breast pain – specifically, a
burning pain in the breast that can affect everyday activities
and happiness.

Mastalgia is the technical name for breast pain, and burning
breast pain is a distressing example. Why do you feel the
burn in your breast? What can you do to relieve the pain?
And is burning pain in the breast a symptom of something
serious?

How Many Women Suffer From Burning Pain in the Breast?

Up to 70 percent of women in Western countries suffer
breast pain at some point in their life, according to 2001
research from the National Institutes of Health. Cyclical
mastalgia affects up to 40 percent of women before
menopause, according to Mansel RE, and Hughes LE in
“Benign disorders and diseases of the breast. Concepts and
clinical management.”

For 8 percent of these women, the pain will be severe and
will interfere with normal daily activities (2002,
Northwestern University, Chicago.)

Long-term breast pain is also a significant problem.
Researchers at the University of Wales College of Medicine,
UK found that the average age for the onset of breast pain
was 36 years and the average duration of the pain was 12
years.

What Causes Burning Pain in the Breast?

Burning breast pain may come and go with monthly periods
(cyclic) or may appear at random instances (noncyclic).
Cyclic pain is the most common and is caused by the change
in hormones every month. When the burning pain is
associated with the monthly period it goes away when your
period ends.

Non-cyclic pain is a sharp and burning pain that occurs in
one or both breasts and has a number of causes.

A breast infection, most common in breastfeeding women,
can cause a burning sensation.

This is caused "mastitis" and the burning feeling intensifies
during breastfeeding. Peripheral nerve damage –
neuropathy
– can cause a burning sensation in the breast as well as
numbness and tingling in the chest area.

In addition, Mondor’s disease is a rare, benign breast
condition. Mondor’s disease affects the veins in the breast
and causes inflammation in one vein just under the breast
skin. This results in pain and discomfort, and often a burning
sensation, beneath the skin of the breast. Mondor’s disease
may be caused by breast surgery, infection, or an injury to
the breast.

Does too much dairy cause burning pain? According to
Breast Cancer Care, calcium salts can build up in the breast
tissue but these breast calcifications are small and don’t
cause any pain. However, a diet high in fat may make it more
likely that you will suffer from burning pain in the breast,
according to a 1998 study from St. Michael's Hospital,
University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Too much caffeine
can cause breast pain.

Is Burning a Sign of Breast Cancer?

Breast pain, burning or otherwise, is not a common symptom
of breast cancer.


[Update:

As a 2007 study from Russels Hall Hospital in Midlands, UK
stated "Between 50% and 80% of women are estimated to
have experienced mastalgia at some point in their life but in
only 1% of patients is mastalgia a symptom of breast
cancer."]

However, certain forms of breast cancer do cause breast
pain, including inflammatory breast cancer, which accounts
for 1 in 5 of all breast cancers in the US (National Cancer
Institute at the National Institutes of Health.)

Inflammatory breast cancer produces swelling and redness,
and a sensation of burning or tenderness in the breast.
Paget disease of the breast is a rare cancer affecting the skin
of the nipple and the areola, which may produce symptoms
of burning pain.

However, burning breast pain is most often linked to benign
causes
.  We looked at the scientific evidence to see what you
can do to treat this pain, and how you can prevent it from
happening on a monthly basis.





























1.
Take Chasteberry to Treat Burning Breast Pain

Burning breast pain caused by cyclic mastalgia can often be
eased by the herb chasteberry.

Chasteberry is supposedly able to suppress the release of
prolactin in the pituitary gland, and is therefore used as a
treatment for pain associated with monthly periods.

A 2001 study from the Institute for Health Care and Science
in Hüttenberg, Germany evaluated chasteberry for this
purpose and found that the herb reduced breast tenderness
over the course of three menstrual cycles.

2.
Ginkgo Eases Breast Pain

According to a 1993 study from the Service de Gynécologie-
Obstétrique, hôpital Boucicaut, Paris, France, the herb
gingko is a useful ally against breast pain and tenderness
associated with monthly hormonal changes – 143 women
tested gingko extract or placebo and the gingko was
significantly more effective than placebo at easing breast
pain.

3.
Does Diindolylmethane Help Treat Breast Pain?

Taking the substance diindolylmethane (DIM) could be
helpful for burning breast pain associated with cyclic
mastalgia, according to a small 2005 study by MA Zeligs, PK
Brownstone, ME Sharp, et al. Diindolylmethane is produced
when the substance indole-3-carbinol, found in broccoli and
other vegetables, is digested.

4.
Avoid Caffeine to Avoid a Burning Pain?

Many experts say to avoid caffeine to prevent burning pain
in the breasts around the time of your period. However, the
jury is really still out on this issue – there is very little
consistent evidence that cutting down on caffeine makes
much of a difference. Specifically, a 2000 study from Fred
Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle shows
inadequate evidence for diet therapy against breast pain.

On the other hand, one of my fellow editors who is not a
coffee drinker started experiencing a burning pain in her
right breast after a week of drinking hot cocoa and Coca-
colas with meals on vacation. After she stopped all caffeine,
the burning pain went away.

So, try cutting down on caffeine and see if it works for you.

Cut back on coffee, diet sodas, tea, chocolate and sports
"energy" drinks. Check the labels of medications, some of
which contain high levels of caffeine.

5.
Gamma-Linolenic Acid is a Breast Pain Treatment

The essential omega-6 fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid
(GLA) is found in evening primrose oil. Millions of women
take evening primrose oil to relieve symptoms of PMS but
does it really work for the symptoms of burning pain in the
breast? There are doubts as to its effectiveness but some
studies have shown that evening primrose oil helps treat
breast pain, including a 2010 study from the Breast
Diagnostic Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Rochester. Other studies have
shown that evening primrose oil and vitamin E are no more
effective than placebo – but that placebo was also effective.

6.
Red Clover and Soy Reduce Symptoms of Burning Breast
Pain
 

A small trial shows limited evidence that red clover
isoflavones reduce the symptoms of breast pain in women
with cyclic mastalgia (2002, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Breast Centre, Perth, Australia) and a 2000 study from
Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK shows similar
results when women consumed soy protein.

7.
Can I Take Iodine for Burning Pain in the Breast?

Certain studies, including a 1993 report from Queen's
University, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario show that
iodine may be useful as a treatment for breast pain.
However, excessive doses of iodine can cause thyroid
problems and may cause thyroid cancer – take iodine
supplements only under the advice of a physician.













































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