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Mastitis While Pregnant
Mastitis: Mastitis during breastfeeding is not normal but is certainly very common. It is caused by overgrowth of bacteria in milk-containing ducts. It is managed with oral antibiotics and continuation of breast feeding to empty the milk ducts. Mastitis while breastfeeding is not a sign of breast cancer. Read more
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33 yr old female 18 + 4 wks pregnant possible mastitis. Currently taking 4 x 500mg Flucloxcillian for 7 days. Urine-white cloudy should I b concerned?
Checked: I would let your provider know about your symptoms. It appears the Flucloxcillan is not helping. Read more
If I was never pregnant, and am not pregnant, and am mastitis or lactating, what could be the problem?
Yes: Yes although it wouldn't be terribly common. If you have redness, heat, swelling, burning - any of the above see a doctor and get checked. Read more
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?
Does matitis (treated by augmentin) can hurt the reliability of pregnancy blood test (hcgb results (>1000))?
Medication SE?: Nope. There should be no interference with this test. Read more
"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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GM: Methotrexate alone or in combination with steroids has been used with good success. Treatment with a combination of glucocorticoids and prolactin lowering medications such as bromocriptine or Cabergoline was used with good success, steroid therapy for approx 6 months can be effective too, but can cause other undersirable side effects. Read more
Patience: Mastitis is an infection of the breast. They can be treated simply with antibiotics or may require surgical drainage if there is an abscess. If this is a problem that has been ongoing for a few months, you should see a breast specialist and possibly get a biopsy to make sure cancer is not present. Mastitis can be troublesome and long lasting but can resolve with appropriate care. Read more
Absolutely: Yes, continuing to breastfeed is very helpful in mastitis. The stagnation of milk within the breast provides the food/substrate for the bacteria to cause the mastitis. Regular flow prevents this and helps to resolve the mastitis. Breastfeeding is the best means of emptying the breast of milk (better than pumping). Working with a lactation consultant is highly recommended. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Anytime you have milk sitting in the breast, you can end up with mastitis. Your doctor can give you antibiotics for the infection and using cold or heat packs (or cabbage leaves) can help with the pain. You may want to express some milk to help with the pain and give it by bottle or cup, but the more stimulation you give your breasts the more milk and the longer you'll produce. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer