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Table 2 Primary symptoms, health seeking and current status, all women with breast-related symptoms (n = 120)

From: Prevalence of breast-related symptoms, health care seeking behaviour and diagnostic needs among women in Burkina Faso

  n %
Primary symptoms
 Painful tension 33 (27.5)
 Painful tension with appearance of purulence 25 (20.8)
 Pain 17 (14.2)
 Breast mass 23 (19.2)
 Painful tension with redness 12 (10.0)
 Changing of the nipple 4 (3.3)
 Itchiness 4 (3.3)
 Redness 2 (1.7)
Health seeking after first symptoms
 Medical advice 36 (30.0)
 Traditional medicine 32 (26.7)
 Nothing 52 (43.3)
Current status
 Had diagnostic service 8 (6.7)
 Surgery without diagnostic service 5 (4.2)
 No current symptom 74 (61.7)
 Current symptom 33 (27.5)