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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If germs are: Present, that is possible.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Beta hemolytic streptococci can cause breast infections although staphylococcus aureus is the more common cause.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marshall Seligmann
13 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: Fever can be a sign of infection, including infection of the breasts.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Mastitis: can be associated with headaches and other symptoms like fever/chills.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Uncertain: The whi study carried out by the nih in the last decade found an increase in the rate of breast cancer in women taking Medroxyprogesterone acetate (mp ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hygiene issues: Skin bacteria from improper or non-clensing over the breast and nipples can enter the breast and cause an infection. Dirty bras are a known culprit an ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Lechtman
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Only if severe: Breast infections drain to the lymph nodes in the arm pit. These are the same lymph nodes for your arm so if these nodes are severly activated, they ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Like any other: Infection, pain swelling redness and elevated temperature.
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