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Doctor insights on: Breast Gland Infection

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Pain in left armpit radiating to breast and arm. Doc says no swollen glands, no redness. Don't feel ill but pain persists. Second opinion? Infection?

Pain in left armpit radiating to breast and arm. Doc says no swollen glands, no redness. Don't feel ill but pain persists. Second opinion? Infection?

Infection unlikely: Infection anywhere in the body will show signs of inflammation besides pain. Inflammation will produce fever and local tenderness and reddness. In the absence of these signs, infection is unlikely. Pain in the arm can originate in the neck in case there is pressure on the nerves. You should ask your doctor to give you some pain medication and continue to monitor your pain. More tests may be requir. ...Read more

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Itchy feet and legs at night and persistent chest infection what is this? Depression and feeling of illness and swollen glands

Itchy feet and legs at night and persistent chest infection what is this? Depression and feeling of illness and swollen glands

More info and see MD: Itchy skin may be associated with dry skin--happens moreso in winter or in people who swim a lot in pools. Persistent chest infection-external or internal--pneumonia or skin infection.
depression should be addressed with your physician.
swollen glands may be associated with a viral process, infection or an oncologic issue. Do you have fevers or recent infection and which glands are swollen? ...Read more

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Sinus infection twice followed by sneezing, runny nose chest pain swollen glands, hacking cough with thick green, white, dark yellow mucus. Cold?

Sinus infection twice followed by sneezing, runny nose chest pain swollen glands, hacking cough with thick green, white, dark yellow mucus. Cold?

Probably sinus: Your history suggests that you may be suffering from nasal congestion (most likely from allergies) leading to obstruction of the sinus drainage and then infection. Controlling the nasal congestion would be the first step (visit an allergist?). Later on a CT sinus and/or immune work-up may be pursued if indicated. ...Read more

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Inner ear infection? Throat, ear, and jaw are very sore. Feel like I'm losing my voice. Ear hurts more every time I swallow. Neck hurts. Cough. Glands feel swollen. Very tired. Sneezing. Chest hurts.

Inner ear infection? Throat, ear, and jaw are very sore. Feel like I'm losing my voice. Ear hurts more every time I swallow. Neck hurts. Cough. Glands feel swollen. Very tired. Sneezing. Chest hurts.

Ear infection: May have an ear infection-viral or bacterial. Viral infections can last up to 10 days and symptom treatment and time are your best allies. Watch for clear secretions that change colors after symptoms have been present for a week or so and are accompanied by new onset fever or any other symptoms that concern you to decide if you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause montgomery glands on breast?

What can cause montgomery glands on breast?

They are a: Normal part of breast anatomy. Their secretions help to lubricate the areola and the nipple. ...Read more

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Can breast infections be caused by body soaps?

Can breast infections be caused by body soaps?

Drying soap?: If a soap was particularly drying or abrasive - it could lead to breaks in skin with possibility of an infection if skin comes in contact with germs. ...Read more

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She has a sunburn on her breast. An I don't if it infection?

She has a sunburn on her breast. An I don't if it infection?

Possible & unlikely: Symptoms of sunburn and infection certainly overlap. Both are red, swollen, painful and can cause changes in temperature. Multiple diagnoses causing the same symptoms is very common in medicine. The difference is the history. If it happens after unprotected or prolonged sun exposure it's most likely a sunburn. If it is severe, check with your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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What's the purpose of a man's nipple if he doesn't have mammary gland?

What's the purpose of a man's nipple if he doesn't have mammary gland?

Has glands: In utero, all parts are there to start, then differentiate, according to genes (xx female, xy male), hormonal triggers. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is grown gland in the breast definitely beginning of cancer?

I need your expertise, is grown gland in the breast definitely beginning of cancer?

No, not necessarily: If you have a palpable lump in your breast or any enlarged lymph nodes/glands in the armpit, you should be examined by your doctor to guide you further. ...Read more

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Lump in the middle of both of my breasts. Girls say its normal, that they are my "milk glands".?

Lump in the middle of both of my breasts. Girls say its normal, that they are my "milk glands".?

Yes normal: Our breasts have bunch of glands and ducts which are placed in the form of a convoluted. Ball that feels like a lump. When we talk about breast self exam and palpating for lumps-- we mean any any lumps in addition to the breast tissue. ...Read more

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Why the montgomery glands on my breasts turn into bumps?

Why the montgomery glands on my breasts turn into bumps?

The Montgomery: Glands contain lubricant for the aerola ; nipple. They can increase in size during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have clogged mammary glands in breasts?

Is it possible to have clogged mammary glands in breasts?

Yes: Most likely from frequent pumping. Or it could be a galactocele. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting breast infections?

Tough to say: Your answer may come best by the dr. Who is treating you for them. Sometimes, there can be underlying areas where infections are lingering and they may cause periodic flare-ups. Check with your treating dr., and see what they feel is the cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I stop recurring breast infections?

How can I stop recurring breast infections?

Breastfeed: Hard to control completely, but mastitis (an infection in the milk production glands) can be improved (and possibly avoided) by emptying the milk ducts completely. When infection is detected, pump or feed frequently in the affected area. Don't blame yourself, however, if you end up needing antibiotics - which can happen despite excellent emptying of the breast. ...Read more

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Can I get a yeast infection under my breasts?

Can I get a yeast infection under my breasts?

Yes: Especially is there is a lot of moisture. ...Read more

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Are there mammary glands on both sides of each breast?

Are there mammary glands on both sides of each breast?

Yes,: The breast tissue typically has a tail that extends towards the armpit. On rare occasions people can develop accessory breasts and nipples (like other mammals such as dogs) that extend along the mammary line anywhere from the axilla to the groin. ...Read more

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I have an montgomery gland that is kind of hard on the tip of it I have like eight on one breast but only one of them feels like this?

I have an montgomery gland that is kind of hard on the tip of it I have like eight on one breast but only one of them feels like this?

Montgomery cyst: The Montgomery glands can become obstructed and form a cyst. As long as it is not inflamed or tender, it can be observed and 80% will resolve within 2 years. See your doctor to verify and follow. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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If I ignore my diagnosed fungal infection between my breasts, would that spread or cause anything serious, like internal infections? Just curious.

Topical to systemic: A topical fungal infection is a person w/an intact immune system should not spread internally. The most worrysome thing would be a bacterial superinfection on top of the fungal infection. Most importantly, keep area as clean & dry as possible. You might consider an antifungal powder (look inthe jock itch section of the store). If possible at home do not wear a bra & allow oxygen to work. ...Read more

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Is breast infection common?

Is breast infection common?

Yes: Infections of the breasts can occur for many reasons but are most common with breastfeeding. Without breastfeeding, infections of the skin surrounding the breast and also the nipple can occur. Appropriate treatment is wise as any breast changes should be closely monitored. ...Read more