Mastalgia is a condition characterized by tenderness and pain in the breast. Also known as mastodynia, this condition affects almost 80 percent of women all over the world. It is common and not unsual. The condition is often associated mainly with benign breast disorders, like the fibrocystic breast disease. It may also be due to psychological disorders, pre-menstrual syndrome, and in rare cases, an indication of malignancy.
Fibromyalgia and Mastalgia
Fibromyalgia and mastalgia may or may not coexist in women. This has led some to believe that mastalgia may be a potential symptom of the chronic pain syndrome, especially if it affects over 80% of women in the world. In fact, there is a study published in the Clinics Journal that focused on this topic recently.