Mastalgia: A 3 year Australian study

Wetzig N.R. (1994) Mastalgia: A 3 year Australian study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 64 5: 329-331.

Author Wetzig N.R.
Title Mastalgia: A 3 year Australian study
Journal name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-8682
Publication date 1994-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 64
Issue 5
Start page 329
End page 331
Total pages 3
Subject 2746 Surgery
Abstract Mastalgia is a common but often poorly understood condition with little Australian data available on the subject. Details are presented of 170 patients who have attended a specific mastalgia clinic at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, over a 3 year period. The aims and management protocol of the clinic are outlined. The mastalgia sufferer in this study had an average age of 42 years and 87% were multiparous. Cyclical pain occurred in 59% as determined by a daily pain record chart. Unilateral pain occurred in 38%. Lack of previous breast feeding and low levels of regular physical exercise were identified as two significant factors in the history of those attending the clinic. The responses to treatments are outlined. Response rates of 18 and 26% to two commonly used 'natural products', Vitamin B6 and Evening Primrose Oil, respectively, are considered little better than placebo effect. A complete response was achieved in 67% of women who took low dose danazol with minimal side effects. The overall response rate to all treatments was 65% with a mean follow up of 15.5 months for those women who continued to attend the clinic. For women with mastalgia, a systematic approach can achieve relief of pain.
Q-Index Code C1
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