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How do I know it is a breast abscess or mastitis?

How do I know it is a breast abscess or mastitis?

Need MD Evaluation: Common features of breast abscesses & mastitis include swelling and redness of the breast; however, an abscess is often associated with a new, tender, progressively-enlarging lump. The distinction may be subtle, requiring surgical evaluation +/- ultrasound. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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Is mastitis be harmful?

Is mastitis be harmful?

Possibly: If its not treated, it can be. If you are concerned for mastitis get seen, get treated. ...Read more

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Is mastitis found only in women?

Is mastitis found only in women?

"yes": Most common post -partum but other times infection or inflammation can occur but always this has to be checked by a md for the rare possibility of inflammatory breast cancer males they luck out again -- rare- I have only 2 in 3! years with cysts and infection -one due to trauma-- one with 2nd dcis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mastitis?

Breast infection : Mastitis is an infection in the tissue of the breast. It usually caused by a common bacteria (like staph or strep) found on skin. The bacteria enter through a break or crack in the skin, usually on the nipple. The infection takes place in the fatty tissue of the breast and causes swelling. This can feel like a hard, painful lump and may be red or warm. You may have a fever and flu like symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I prevent mastitis?

How can I prevent mastitis?

Remove obstruction: Mastitis occurs from a plugged duct, which is often due to anything that hampers milk flow, ie an obstruction. This may be from an ill fitting bra or lack of complete emptying of the breast during a feeding. Diets high in saturated fat and sodium also increase your risk of plugged ducts. So, allow your baby to nurse long enough to soften your breast, wear loose clothing and eat a healthy diet. ...Read more

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How much dicloxacillin to clear mastitis?

As prescribed: Dicoloxacillin is typically recommended for 10-14 days. It is important to finish taking all of them even if you feel much better after a few days. ...Read more

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Main differences between mastitis and ibc?

Similar: Mastitis is a benign, infection, usually with an abscess. Ibc is breast cancer that can look like an infection and not have a mass but is an aggressive form of breast cancer. A biopsy should be performed to make the diagnosis of ibc. Often the mammogram will be normal with minor changes. ...Read more

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Can you get mastitis even if you aren't lactating?

Yes: Mastitie in non nursing women is commonly associated with a condition called ductectasia which means dilated milk ducts. The fluid within the ducts can seep thru and cause an inflammatory reaction in the breast tissue causing mastitis. In addition any breast infection can cause mastitis and possible abscess formation. Nipple rings are common causes among other causes for causing breast infection. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mastitis in brrastfeeding?

What are the symptoms of mastitis in brrastfeeding?

Pain, fever: Mastitis, or breast infection, while breastfeeding 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 cut and antibiotics. Please consult your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between mastitis and a cyst?

What is the difference between mastitis and a cyst?

Infection/fluid : Mastitis is an infection in the breast due to blockage of the ducts. A cyst is a fluid filled area that is very common. Cysts occur monthly due to mentrual changes in younger women. Both mastitis and cysts can cause breast pain, which is not usually a symptom of cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Greg Pahnke
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Tender Swollen Lump In Breast (Definition)

A tender swollen lump on the breast may be a sign of a breast ...Read more