Mastalgia: Benign Breast Pain
A Proper Diagnosis
- A low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet may decrease breast tenderness and swelling before your period.
- Adding a soy protein drink to your diet might help cyclic breast pain.
Know Your Body
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- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 03/2013 -
- Update Date: 03/08/2013 -
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