Treating breast pain is a combination of relieving the pain and addressing the cause. For cyclical breast pain, many women find that aspirin, ibuprofen or over the counter premenstrual relief tablets helps their symptoms. Avoiding heavy lifting, quitting smoking and concentrating on eating a healthy diet may also help relieve cyclical breast pain. Non-cyclical breast pain may also be relieved by aspirin or ibuprofen, though prescription painkillers may be required.
If over the counter pain relievers do not help, women experiencing non-cyclical breast pain should discuss their condition with their doctors and follow the professional advice regarding activities levels, diet and pain medication. If non-cyclical breast pain continues, tests may be advised in order to discover the root cause. At one time or another most women experience pain in their breasts. Breast pain is usually not indicative of life-threatening conditions, but that does not mean that it may not disrupt daily life or make certain activities hard for the woman experiencing it.
Keeping track of the type of pain, when it occurs and what was happening when it occurred will help women see the pattern of their pain and help determine if it is cyclical or non-cyclical in nature. A variety of lifestyle changes, diet changes and pain relievers may be employed to help combat breast pain, though if it continues it should be reported to a doctor for further investigation.