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Signs and symptoms of breast infection

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Vaniver
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
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

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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
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
Dr. Jason Campbell
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Infections of the breasts can occur for many reasons but are most common with breastfeeding. Without breastfeeding, infections of the skin surroundin... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Like any other: Infection, pain swelling redness and elevated temperature.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
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 23-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.
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Usually: more rarely surgical intervention might be indicated.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Varied: It depends on the site and source3 of the infection. If treated properly the outcome should be good.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Mastitis: Infection of the breast can be seen from different bacteria or other organisms. Most commonly, bacteria that are normally on the skin infect the brea... Read More

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