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EVALUATION OF MASTALGIA IN PATIENTS PRESENTED TO BREAST CLINIC IN BAGHDAD CITY
Dr. Teeba Mezher Abdul-Saheb*, Dr. Jawad K. Al- Diwan and Dr. Lamees Adnan Shubber
Introduction: Mastalgia (breast pain) is a common breast symptom experienced by females of reproductive age. It causes an anxiety leading to repeated investigations and disturbs a woman’s life style. the severity of pain may adversely impact the routine life besides creation of fear of harboring breast cancer. The aim of study to identify the determinants in patient’s history that affect the incidence of mastalgia and its association with many variables in the current study. Method: A total of 199 females with mastalgia was included in the study. the variables include in the study are; age (years), weight (Kg) of females, age of menarche (years), age of first pregnancy (years), no. of baby. Other variables include are; any nipple discharge, types of discharge either (bloody, milky, no discharge, serous or yellowish), marital state, any relation with menstruation, type of menstrual cycle M.C, lactating state, smocking and coffee consumption, history of OCP, family history of breast Ca., initial site of pain either (left breast or both right and left breast or right breast), radiation of pain, previous breast surgery and type of pain. No any exclusion and inclusion criteria’s. Results: there is significant association between pain radiation and no. of baby, there is significant association between site of breast pain and discharge, there is significant association between site of breast pain and marital state, there is significant association between type of pain and marital state, there is significant association between type of pain and age of females, there is significant association between type of pain and no. of baby. Conclusion: mastalagia is common complaint among Iraqi women, mainly before fourth decade of life. It was no association found between mastalgia and family history of breast cancer, mastalgia was mainly bilateral and not related to menstruation.[Full Text Article]