Different screening and tests for breast pain may be recommended depending on the severity, location and consistency of the pain. When doctors suspect cyclical breast pain, he or she may recommend charting or tracking the pain to determine if it coincides with ovulation.
A physical exam, blood work and medical history may help determine the cause of the pain or detect a breast lump. Other tests for noncyclic breast pain include the following:
- Breast biopsy
If you experience breast pain, schedule an appointment for diagnosis and treatment.