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I have a bug bite like little red bump on my breast. It does not itch and feels like a blister to touch. I am currently breastfeeding my 3 month old. Not mastitis. Could it be inflammatory breast cancer?

I have a bug bite like little red bump on my breast. It does not itch and feels like a blister to touch. I am currently breastfeeding my 3 month old. Not mastitis. Could it be inflammatory breast cancer?

Need more detail...: The surest thing to do is have doctor review a detailed history and examine the concerned area as soon as possible as described in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. By what you described, your worry for inflammatory breast cancer is premature and unnecessary. But if indeed related to a recent insect bite with no allergy, it should spontaneously resolve in 3-7 days.... ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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From research, mastitis is common when breastfeeding, I have all symptoms of mastitis but not breastfeeding, so is this from partner sucking breast?

From research, mastitis is common when breastfeeding, I have all symptoms of mastitis but not breastfeeding, so is this from partner sucking breast?

Other causes: Mastitis is common while breastfeeding, but there are other causes, and often unrelated to suckling on the nipple. There is also a severe form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer that can look just like mastitis, with redness and warmth and swelling of the breast skin. You should have your physician examine you. ...Read more

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How to dry breast milk I have mastitis and I decided to stop breastfeeding I need something to dry breast milk

How to dry breast milk I have mastitis and I decided to stop breastfeeding I need something to dry breast milk

Will stop: Once you stop breastfeeding, milk production will stop on its own. If you have mastitis, I recommend you pump to keep the ducts open and help clear the infection. Speak with your gynecologist or find a breast surgeon to help you. ...Read more

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Hi. I am breastfeeding. I had needle biopsy for 2 lumps in my breast. They were benign but after biopsy I had mastitis. Is this normal? Thank you

Hi. I am breastfeeding. I had needle biopsy for 2 lumps in my breast. They were benign but after biopsy I had mastitis. Is this normal? Thank you

There is a slight: Chance of infection following breast needle biopsies (and any procedure puncturing the skin), probably less than 1%. It is a known complication, it is not "normal", but unfortunately it occasionally occurs. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding my three day old. My breasts are very full and she does not fully empty them. Is that okay or will I develop mastitis?

Breastfeeding my three day old. My breasts are very full and she does not fully empty them. Is that okay or will I develop mastitis?

Breast feeding?: There is one major cause and that would be how well she is latching. If she is not on so that most of the arola is covered and just on the nipple itself, she will not get the milk out as she needs and you will get very sore. If you are so full she can't latch, try expressing some milk in advance to soften the area to make it easier for her to get on well. Lactation consult is a great help too. ...Read more

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I stopped breastfeeding for my 19 month old baby. Aftr 1 week its got normal. Then two breast are itching.

I stopped breastfeeding for my 19 month old baby. Aftr 1 week its got normal. Then two breast are itching.

Still going strong: Check your breast for any sign of yeast infection to cause itching around nipples, or mastitis with which you may have redness or tenderness also. Since after stopping breast feeding, your internal clock still needs a little time to send the signal to stop producing milk, you can expect to feel unease for a while. ...Read more

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I have dark discoloration under my breasts. No itching, peeling, or pain. I have small breasts and I am breastfeeding have been for almost 2 years.

I have dark discoloration under my breasts. No itching, peeling, or pain. I have small breasts and I am breastfeeding have been for almost 2 years.

Melasma: Melasma on the chest is not as frequent as in the face. The patches are usually symmetric and may have a "moth-eaten" appearance to their borders. Melasma due to pregnancy usually regresses within a year after delivery; however, areas of hyperpigmentation may never completely resolve. ...Read more

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I've had a double breast infection for two weeks now. Keep breastfeeding?

I've had a double breast infection for two weeks now. Keep breastfeeding?

Yes: Make plans to be evaluated, concurrently. You may need antibiotics. In which case, your doctor will advise you how to proceed with breast feeding. ...Read more

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I have a breast infection and its very painful. I want to keep breastfeeding. How can I do that?

I have a breast infection and its very painful. I want to keep breastfeeding. How can I do that?

Traubling problem: Formation of breast abscesses is a troubling problem, milk cysts (small collection of milk in the breast tissue will infected) some times may need antibiotics, and drainage of abscess, during this period may not able to feed. Warm compresses will help. ...Read more

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How long does a breast infection take to completely fade. I was diagnosed towards the end of breastfeeding. The infection was large initially.

How long does a breast infection take to completely fade. I was diagnosed towards the end of breastfeeding. The infection was large initially.

It depends: Breast feeding moms can developed mastitis from plugged milk duct. This can be treated with warm compresses and anti-inflammatory. However if it persists/developes abscess, antibiotics is usually prescribed. I am not sure exactly what you mean by breast infection. Call your doctor or present for in office physical to be checked out. There are cases of pregnancy associated breast cancer. ...Read more

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Right breast pain, worse over the last few days, no breastfeeding, have had breast infection before, can I get another one? I'm 32, have had hysterectomy, could it be cancer?

Right breast pain, worse over the last few days, no breastfeeding, have had breast infection before, can I get another one? I'm 32, have had hysterectomy, could it be cancer?

Fairly common: Best option to start with OB or primary doc. Yes, you can get breast abscesses not related to breast feeding. Cysts are also very common. Many women can have perfectly normal mammogram/ultrasound and have pain. Should have those 2 tests, to make sure all is well. Cancer, though unlikely, is a possibility, and is usually detectable with those screening tests. ...Read more

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I just had a baby I cannot breastfeed, im using a binder but feel my breast swollen and in pain im afraid to get mastitis, what's the best thing to do?

I just had a baby I cannot breastfeed, im using a binder but feel my breast swollen and in pain im afraid to get mastitis, what's the best thing to do?

NO BREASTFEEDING: Why do you not want to do breastfeeding? Did your OB encourage you to do that? It is best for your baby even for a short time only. Use a breast pump to decongest the swelling and feed it to the baby. Your breast will dry out of milk if no breast feeding. ...Read more

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Will taking the mini pill effect me while I'm taking flucloxacillin for mastitis and I'm still breast feeding?

Will taking the mini pill effect me while I'm taking flucloxacillin for mastitis and I'm still breast feeding?

No: Sometimes taking a contraceptive with an oral contraceptive may decrease the effectiveness of the pill. However since you are still breast feeding thisay also provide some additive contraceptive effect ...Read more

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If there's a remaining mass in my breast because of mastitis and I got pregnant again is there a possibility that it will lose if I breastfeed again?

If there's a remaining mass in my breast because of mastitis and I got pregnant again is there a possibility that it will lose if I breastfeed again?

Get checked out: There are some masses that form during breastfeeding that often resolve when milk production ends.
I highly recommend that you get evaluated by a breast specialist. The mass should be evaluated fully. If it persists, then you may need a biopsy. ...Read more

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Is mastitis purely developed from breast feeding, lactation etc or just the sucking of nipple that develops it and therefore infects?

Mastitis: There are 2 types of mastitis:
1- lactational, breast feeding related
2- non lactational: could be related to trauma to breast, infections elsewhere in the body, e.g. Uti, teeth work, sinusitis, etc. ...Read more

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If you had ductal cancer while breast feeding, wouldn't you get mastitis since the duct is blocked by the tumor?

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 the mastitis. ...Read more

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Hello! I want to know what this tender spot that looks like a light pink place/feels like a bruise is on my breast! I'm scared that it may be Mastitis, but im an overall healthy person, and I don't have children and I don't breastfeed and I haven't had any c

Hello! I want to know what this tender spot that looks like a light pink place/feels like a bruise is on my breast! I'm scared that it may be Mastitis, but im an overall healthy person, and I don't have children and I don't breastfeed and I haven't had any c

Possibly a cyst: A tender area on the breast with overlying redness could be many things. Fibrocystic disease is common, and depending on where you are in your cycle may have an effect. If it continues to worsen or if the redness is spreading I'd have a doctor take a look. A superficial skin infection can also be a possibility. ...Read more

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How long i'd have to use the bainder in my breast so I don't get infection, mastitis, hard and swollen breast after a c-section, I can't breastfeed.

Only a few days: You don't have to use it and you are still likely to get engorged, but the binder will be somewhat helpful. Your breasts will be most uncomfortable for about a day. So long as you don't try to empty them, they will then start to go back to normal and the binder will no longer be necessary. ...Read more

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Nipple itches & can squeeze clear fluid out of. 14 weeks postpartum didn't breastfeed. Same thing occurred w/ last baby. Only left breast. What is it?

Nipple itches & can squeeze clear fluid out of. 14 weeks postpartum didn't breastfeed. Same thing occurred w/ last baby. Only left breast. What is it?

Prolactin: Just because you didn't breastfeed doesn't shut off the flw of hormones that stimulate lactation. It is a bit unusual to see elevated hormone levels this far out from delivery. See your OB and get some hormone levels checked if this symptom bothers you - it should go away over time ...Read more

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My left breast near my armpit is sore to touch with lumps. No fever, redness or flu symptoms. Is it mastitis? I breastfeed

My left breast near my armpit is sore to touch with lumps. No fever, redness or flu symptoms. Is it mastitis? I breastfeed

Mastitis: It could be mastitis. I would continue breastfeeding and seek evaluation with a physician. If it is an early mastitis, antibiotics will likely be needed. ...Read more

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My wife is breast feeding. She complains of itching breast?

May be an infection: If there is redness or a rash, this could mean that there is a yeast infection of the skin. Babies sometimes develop thrush in the mouth which mom can sometimes also develop on the breast. It can cause a very itchy breast. It can be treated with prescription ointments and creams, so I would recommend seeing your doctor or health care provider if this continues. ...Read more

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Breast infection - breast feeding so internist not involved? Who do I see?

Breast infection and: It is perfectly safe to breastfeed when you have a breast infection. If you have a breast abscess you should pump and dump the milk from the breast with abscess. Breast infections are generally treated with oral antibiotics like amoxicilline. As a pediatrician interested to take care of mother-babies and operating a breastfeeding medicine clinic, we see both moms and babies and manage them. ...Read more

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Should I still empty my breasts if I have Mastitis?

Yes: Yes, but do not use the milk. It should give some relief in contrast to an engorged breast. Alternating ice and moist heat every 20-30 minutes is helpful along with an antibiotic. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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