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Can A Woman Get A Breast Infection If She Is Not Producing Milk
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
Is it hard or impossible for a woman to breastfeed her child if she had a breast implant or breast reduction?
Yes.: If you notice a pinkish or bloody discharge, see your doctor asap. ...Read more
ToLeakOrNotToLeak: There's a small chance of that, but before you jump to that conclusion you should make sure it's not from other treatable causes, like certain medications, thyroid problems, endocrine/pituitary,etc. It's a pretty straightforward investigation so find a good internist or endocrinologist (or even a bad one who knows how to read a protocol). In the meantime,put some tissue or cotton pads in your bra. ...Read more
If a woman doesn't have fully developed breasts, is it still possible for her to get breast cancer?
Yes: By not having fully developed breasts, do you mean, pre-pubertal? Or do you mean smaller breasts? Breast cancer is dependent on many factors, many of which we know, and may of which we don't. Yes, it is possible in smaller breasted women, and is also possible in men. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If an old woman is prescribed antibiotics and oxygen in a nursing home can a member of family sign that she is not to be resucitated.thanks?
Depends on relation: If the relative is the power of attorney for health care. ...Read more
Is it normal for breast milk to leak out your breasts after 1 year of having a Baby? Or can you be pregnant again?
Can be normal but...: There are many conditions that can lead to galactorrhea (the term for milk discharge in the absence of pregnancy or breast feeding) Some causes can be as benign as stimulation during sexual activity and others can be serious. You should see your doctor to discuss a workup. see: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/galactorrhea/basics/causes/con-20025628 ...Read more
Yes: Many women who have had children and have breastfeed will go on having small amounts of dried colostrum that appears on the nipples. If there is a larger amount of discharge, then it is necessary to see your doctor to check for other issues that could cause lactation or nipple discharge ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
True!: Yes. Family history of breast cancer in second degree relatives increases the risk of breast cancer but only modestly. Family history in a first degree relative is a much stronger risk factor. In addition, if the family member is diagnosed younger age, the risk is higher than if he/she was diagnosed at older age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause high Prolactin level in a woman who is not pregnant, not breastfeeding or producing breast milk?
Hyperprolactinemia: Non pregnancy/breastfeeding reasons for high prolactin levels can be due to pituitary secreting excess prolactin (idiopathic prolactinemia), liver disease (cirrhosis), kidney disease, hypothyroidism, chest trauma and stress. Medications can also increase prolactin including psychiatric and gastrointestinal drugs. Estrogens and verapamil can also elevate prolactin levels. ...Read more
?Galactorrhea?: Possible causes for Galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives,fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, Cocaine, Opioids,hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy,& significant breast stimulation. ...Read more
Breast milk: If you are not pregnant and are producing milk, please consult your gyn. There are a variety of causes that the gyn will discuss and look for. ...Read more
If a woman has a yeast infection but is having sex (with a condom, or without) will it harm the man?
I'm exclusively beast feeding, and I have a breast infection. My baby isn't getting any milk out and i'v tried the beast pump i don't know what to do
Possible: Radiation treatment can cause significant changes to the skin and breast tissue including ulcerations, redness, and long-term problems such as fibrosis (hardening). These changes can look similar to infection but usually are not; ask your radiation oncologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get a breast infection from partner sucking breast? I have a sore swollen mass and will it go away on it's own or require treatment?
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 stay hydrated and oral antibiotics directed at staph bacteria. Also any 'break' in the skin can cause skin/breast infection (e.g. Piercing, trauma...). ...Read more
Mastitis.: Possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Right breast pain, worse over the last few days, no breastfeeding, have had breast infection before, can I get another one? Im 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm weaning my 15 month old. He's down to one feeding at night. Whenever i try to skip the feeding i get very sore. Breast infection?
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
I was told that I have cellulitis breast infection. Now getting heart racing stomach pain and though the antibotic healed most of it i still get green pus?
Still Infected: If you still have green purulent drainage, then the infection has not cleared. You need to return to your doctor for re-evaluation. ...Read more
Rare, have checked: Have a doctor see this indiv. Unless breastfeeding or a history of trauma to the breast with an open wound, such an infection is rare. The doctor will be able to determine if it's an infection and what treatment is necessary. The doctor will also determine if there's another type of problem. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more
Pain, redness, fever: Generally, a significant breast infection (mastitis) may cause sharp, shooting pains- especially when the baby is nursing. In addition, you may experience flu-like symptoms with body aches, fever, or red hot spots on the breast. A minor breast infection may show up with less irritation, redness, itching, or scaling. If in doubt, it is wise to contact your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: If you became septic it could cause significant problems. Please seek medical assistance for your infection if you have not already done so. ...Read more
Breast infections: Try to improve your overall health and boost your immune system. Eat lots of fruits and veggies, good protein. Avoid high fructose corn syrup and most sugars. Do not drink diet drinks. Very moderate on alcohol. Don;t smoke. Take multivitamins, vit d3, kelp tablets (for iodine), at least 1000 mg vitamin c per day. Exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get medical: Assessment promptly if your breast is infected. ...Read more
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