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Mastalgia: prevalence at a sub-saharan african tertiary hospital.
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PMID:  25349735     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Introduction. Mastalgia is a common breast condition among women referred to breast clinics worldwide. Whereas the prevalence is known in the Western world and Asia, the prevalence of the disease is unknown in many African countries. The aim of this study therefore was to determine the prevalence and describe factors associated with mastalgia among women attending a tertiary hospital in sub-Saharan Africa. Methods. A cross-sectional study was done in Kampala, Uganda. Mastalgia was defined as self-reported breast pain (unilateral or bilateral) for a period not less than two months. A pretested questionnaire was used to collect the data and statistical analysis was performed using SPSS version 11. Ethical approval was obtained. Results. Out of the 1048 women who presented to the breast clinic during the study period, 168 (16%) were diagnosed with mastalgia in the absence of breast cancer. Noncyclical and cyclical mastalgia were 22/168 (13%) and 5/168 (3%), respectively. The onset of noncyclical category as compared to the cyclical type of mastalgia was observed to manifest before 24 years of age (P = 0.006). Conclusion. Mastalgia was a common condition among women in this sub-Saharan African setting as is elsewhere. The early onset mastalgia in this sub-Saharan African study requires further exploration for determination of its risk factors.
T Makumbi; M Galukande; A Gakwaya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-09-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pain research and treatment     Volume:  2014     ISSN:  2090-1542     ISO Abbreviation:  Pain Res Treat     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-28     Completed Date:  2014-10-28     Revised Date:  2014-10-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101566863     Medline TA:  Pain Res Treat     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  972726     Citation Subset:  -    
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