There are several things that can cause this, and most are easy to treat at home. But sometimes it can be a sign of an infection that needs treatment. Read on to learn more about the causes of a burning sensation in your nipple and how to treat them. Skin irritation The skin of your nipples is easily damaged, leading to inflammation and pain. Friction from clothing or other materials can cause a kind of burning pain that feels similar to a rug burn.
Tingling, burning, zinging, tender — these are just some of the words my patients use to describe breast pain, a common condition in women of all ages. By the time they come to see me in my Melrose office, most women have had breast pain for a month or two. They may have seen their primary care doctors and not gotten help for the problem. And they may be concerned that their pain is a sign of something serious, like breast cancer. But let me reassure you: Breast pain is rarely associated with breast cancer. Potential reason No.
No more breast stress: What you need to know about breast pain
Save as Favorite Sign in to receive recommendations Learn more Mastalgia, more commonly known as breast pain, affects many women at some point in their lives. If your pain feels focused in one area of the breast, it can be worth checking that with ultrasound. But pain is more likely the result of an underlying benign condition such as fibrocystic breast changes or a single cyst or fibroadenoma. Generally, mastalgia can be classified as either: Cyclic breast pain: Cyclic mastalgia affects women in their 20s, 30s, or 40s, while they are still menstruating. This pain occurs toward the end of the menstrual cycle in the week or so before you get your period.
Nausea Persisting, intense unilateral pain Breast pain may be classified as cyclic mastalgia, non-cyclic mastalgia and extramammary pain. It is helpful to have this classification in mind when taking a history. Cyclic mastalgia Breast tenderness and pain are normal premenstrual changes. However, women who suffer severe and prolonged pain related to their cycle are considered to have cyclic mastalgia. The pain is typically in the outer breast, often bilateral and can radiate to the upper arm and axilla.