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Why is there persistent breast pain despite treating mild candidiasis?

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Answered by

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At January 30, 2023
Reviewed AtOctober 11, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I feel pain in both my breast, which is worse on the right side. I have seen four doctors who checked and said there was no lump. My flow lasted only for two days. I did a vaginal swab, which showed mild candidiasis, which I just got treated for, but I still feel the breast pain. Some days the pain is mild, and some days the pain is worse. I am 33 years old and have only one child, and I had a miscarriage six months ago. Please, suggest what I can do as I am trying to conceive. Thanks.

Answered by Dr. Uzma Arqam


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern.

Do you have some hormonal and menstrual irregularities?

Hormonal imbalance can cause breast engorgement, breast pain, and premenstrual syndrome. It could be due to some excitement recently or trauma. Check for hormonal imbalance; if present, then sort it out. But if you have already checked for any mass or lump and not any significant findings, then you need symptomatic treatment. Have hot and cold fomentation alternatively. Have warm baths or go swimming in warm water.

I suggest you take the tablet Ponstan (Mefenamic acid) 500 mg when you have pain on an eight-hourly basis. Have oil massage locally in a clock and anti-clockwise direction after a hot bath. In case of abnormal cycles, I suggest a transvaginal scan and blood test on day two of the period.

I hope this helps.


Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Uzma Arqam
Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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