The weather of nostalgia!

Long cold wintery nights, the sound of the fireworks in the background, reminds me of someone I was not, the painful bearer of my forever lurching dreams, the solo traveler of the deep dark roads leading the way of my nights, I have not forgotten where I started or how far I have come, and … Continue reading The weather of nostalgia!

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My experience with DVT – The largest class of doctors in India!

DVT - Dams Visual Treat is an annual session conducted by DAMS (Delhi academy of medical science) in India. The session continues for three days, 10-12 hours each day and is a final boost for those appearing for PG entrance exam in India. I attended it this time and honestly, I had the experience of … Continue reading My experience with DVT – The largest class of doctors in India!

Importance of maintaining a pain diary in Breast Pain

This is such a great post and super informative!

Random Reflections of a Breast Surgeon

Breast pain (or mastalgia) is common problem faced by women at least once during their lifetime. It can range from mild pain to a chronic debilitating condition, which can even push a patient to the verge of depression. In fact, in the last one month, I have encountered two such patients, who have stopped socializing because of excruciating breast pain.

Mastalgia has varied causes and it can broadly be divided into cyclical & non cyclical causes. Cyclical mastalgia (breast pain) usually occurs because of hormonal fluctuations and the intensity of pain varies according to the menstrual cycle. On the other hand non-cyclical mastalgia usually occurs because of musculo-skeletal causes and the pain persists all throughout the month.

For the correct diagnosis and management of breast pain, it is important for the doctor to know certain points regarding the pain like:

  1. duration of pain
  2. location – restricted to one point or…

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