Breast pain, also known as mastalgia, may be familiar. The pain can feel like tenderness, tightness, or a sharp burning pain.
The pain is generally categorized as cyclic or noncyclic. Cyclic breast pain is linked with your menstrual cycle, and it usually gets better after your period. This type of breast pain could be described as heavy, dull, or aching. It may be associated with swollen or lumpy breasts. It generally affects both breasts, particularly the outer and upper portions, and may radiate to your underarms.