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How Long Does Breast Lumpiness Associated With Mastitis Last
Few days: If you are breast feeding and you have experienced lumpy tender breast/breasts as you are learning to breast feed, you may have mild engorgement. If you have pain and fever call your OB about need for medication. If no fever, try pumping breasts for 3-5 minutes before breast feeding to get milk flowing and unclog ducts. Usually 2 or 3 days of this before feeds will resolve problem. ...Read more
Have lumpy breasts before period, after the lumpiness is there, but much less. do fibrocystic lumps need to disappear or just increase and decrease?
Depends on cause.: Infectious mastitis (and the pain associated with it) resolves as the infection is treated with antibiotics. However, some mastitis is hormone-related and occurs each and every month with menstrual cycles, or can occur when oral contraceptives (hormones) are changed. Recurrent mastitis can aslo be seen in breast feeding mothers, which is a combination of the two issues above. Every woman is unique. ...Read more
Weeks : It takes time for redness of the skin from infection to resolve. ...Read more
Depends on cause!: Infectious mastitis (and the pain associated with it) resolves as the infection is treated with antibiotics. However, some mastitis is hormone-related and occurs each and every month with menstrual cycles, or can occur when oral contraceptives (hormones) are changed. Recurrent mastitis can aslo be seen in breast feeding mothers, which is a combination of the two issues above. Every woman is unique. ...Read more
Heavy and lumpy breasts does it mean low or high progesterone ? How long can this go on for? Been checked by my doctor few weeks ago
Heavy tender lumpy breasts for6/7 weeks bit of nausea headache had a period lasted a week which is unusual ! seen my doc she just said its hormones?
Carry heavy bag on shoulder, now pain under right armpit and breast? Also last day of period lumpy breasts&under arm. Breast Lumps Related to endo?
I had a stereo tactic breast biopsy 3 weeks ago. It was negative. Last night I came down with mastitis at the site. I'm on antibiotics. Is this common?
Mastitis: Anytime there is a surgical procedure there is a chance of an infection. Our skin is the ultimate barrier to bacteria that cause infection, many of which live on our skin. When that barrier is broken either by accident or on purpose by a surgical blade or needle those same bacteria can cause an infection. That is despite the best sterile procedure we can do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Lumpy breasts can be caused by many conditions. After childbirth the glands in your breast that secrete milk are stimulated by the hormone prolactin. That can cause obstructed milk ducts and breast engorgement especially if you are not breast feeding. Any breast mast that is persistent for a few weeks should be examined by a physician. ...Read more
Clogged ducts: Breastfeeding women can develop clogged milk ducts which can make the breasts lumpy. It is important to get these out by completely emptying the breasts, and using warm compresses and breast massage during feeding/pumping. If they are not worked out, it is possible to develop a mastitis. ...Read more
Probably: Give it a few months of normal cycles, if persists, get checked by your board certified gyn. ...Read more
No strong evidence: There is no strong evidence that caffeine is related to development of fibrocystic disease of the breast. In some women caffeine can cause breast pain. However elimination of caffeine has not been effective in controlled trials to relieve breast pain, although, in some women, it seems to be helpful. ...Read more
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