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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
It is fairly common: Breast infections while breastfeeding are relatively common and present with the following symptoms: pain, redness and hardness to the breast, as wel ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience in General Practice
Mastitis: Mastitis usually occurs in breast feeding when a milk duct 'gets clogged' and the are behind it gets sore, warm, red, swollen. The treatment is to sta ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Like any other: Infection, pain swelling redness and elevated temperature.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
ABX +/- Drainage: Mastitis is usually secondary to normal skin bacteria entering the milk ducts, leading to an infection; this is most common when breastfeeding. A sho ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
If germs are: Present, that is possible.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Vaniver
34 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Breast infection: Signs and symptoms of breast infection include redness, tenderness, discharge, and swelling. Because these symptoms can also be seen in inflammatory b ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Difficult to say: Thats a difficult question to answer with limited information..If treated appropriately the results will be good.
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A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
22 years experience in Pediatrics
Pain, redness, fever: Generally, a significant breast infection (mastitis) may cause sharp, shooting pains- especially when the baby is nursing. In addition, you may experi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Usually: more rarely surgical intervention might be indicated.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
38 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Varied: It depends on the site and source3 of the infection. If treated properly the outcome should be good.

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