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Inflamed breast ducts

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Drainage: In most cases a simple incision and drainage can be done in the office. A needle can be used as well. Once the infection resolves, surgery may not be ... Read More
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Mastitis: Treatment of mastitis depends on exactly what is found during physical examination. Often, an incision and drainage procedure (an incision made over a... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Periductal Mastitis: Periductal mastitis is a chronic infection of the nipple ducts that often requires excision of the affected duct and secondary healing. This is associ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Not necessarily: It is certainly a possibility but not a certainty. Mastitis is caused by infection, so bacteria would have to somehow get past the blockage to cause t... Read More
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Not necessarily: Ductal cancer does not meas the duct was blocked.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
? Both: I am not sure if you are nursing, but if you are better not from that breast for now, alternate warm and cold compresses, use a pain killer, if no imp... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Please be seen: promptly to determine if your have mastitis and to determine if antibiotics are needed.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
Cancer: One is an infection and one is cancer. Mastitis is an infection and looks like inflammatory breast cancer.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
Often: Symptoms are the same. Inflammatory breast cancer doesn't get better with antibiotics.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Like mastitis: It is red, thickened and can look like an orange peel. Referred to as peau de orange. Hope this helps.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
MASTITIS: Inflammation of the breast with pain , redness and sometimes discharge.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Jeu
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Possible: It is possible to get mastitis from your scenario. Aspirin, advil (ibuprofen) , warm compresses and supportive bra will help. See your physician if i... Read More

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