Doctor insights on: Does mastitis cause breasts engorged
5ms ago I had an i&d caused by mastitis. Then recently I noticed that the infected breast, the middle part of nipple became inverted. Is it normal?
What is mastitis, what causes it and can a 18 year old have it? I have inverted nipples and breast firmness
Mastitis: Mastitis is inflammation of the breast glandular tissue. Most commonly it is seen in lactating women in whom due to inadequate milk evacuation and superimposing infection an inflammation develops. Otherwise, mastitis is not that common. Traumas to the nipples (piercing, excessive rubbing, etc.) may potentially predispose to mastitis but those are much less frequent than in cases of lactation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breasts engorged: Breasts are swollen and firm due to breast milk excess. This often happens when milk production exceeds amount of milk baby is taking. Engorgement also occurs when "milk comes in" switching from colostrum to mature milk several days after birth. ...Read more
Many other causes: There are many other potential causes for duct obstruction or co ditties which may mimic mastitis. If infection is present, antibiotics are likely indicated but further work up requires a detailed history, physical examination and imaging to determine the cause of your symptoms. Aspiration, incision and drainage, or excision may be indicated based on the findings. ...Read more
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Mastitis, or breast infection, is very common. Some symptoms: severe pain, redness, a lump, pus coming from the skin or nipple, fever and chills.
The treatements include: drainage-by needle or surgical incision and antibiotics.
Please consult a general surgeon or breast surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As you breast feed, your breasts are initially engorged/swollen then soften as the milk is released.
If you have a persistent area of swelling, redness in your breast, you may have a mastitis. See your health provider immediately to see if antibiotics are necessary for your condition. ...Read more
No: There's no need to waste milk from the efftected breast. ...Read more
No: Inflammation of the breast does not increase risk for breast cancer. However, there is a distict type of a very agressive breast cancer that can present like inflammation- a.K.A- inflammatory breast cancer-which is presented with redness, swelling breast with thickening over the skin area over the breast. One has to be very careful enough and not to miss the inflammatory breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 necessary in many cases. Doing surgery early often leads to unnecessary breast tissue being removed and deformity. Speak to your surgeon to find out what the plan is to be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer