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Will you get breast infection if your partner sucks on your breast?

Will you get  breast infection if  your partner sucks on your breast?

Unlikely: I suppose it is possible to get an infection if nibbling roughly on the breast or nipple breaks the skin. It is unlikely, though not necessarily impossible, to get an infection that way. ...Read more

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Dr. Dhaval Shah
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Breast Infection (Definition)

Breast infection, also known as mastitis, indicates inflammation of breast tissue or overlying skin. Most commonly mastitis is caused by bacteria which has entered the breast tissue through a break or crack in the skin, often near the nipple, resulting in swelling and tenderness. Most often mastitis is associated with breastfeeding or physical injury to the breast and ...Read more


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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?

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: You might have developed mastitis which is infection of the breast tissue, a common condition breastfeeding female get. If the area is red, warm, painful, i suggest you see a doctor for evaluation. If it is indeed infected, you would need an anti-biotic for treatment of it. ...Read more

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How do you get breast infection?

How do you get breast infection?

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

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Can a woman get a breast infection if she is not producing milk?

Can a woman get a breast infection if she is not producing milk?

Yes.: Breast infections are often associated with milk production, however, it is possible for women to develop infections in the absence of lactation. Risk factors include diabetes and injury to the breast. ...Read more

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Is it usual to get a breast infection after radiation?

Is it usual to get a  breast infection after radiation?

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 more

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Is it possible to get a mastitis (breast) infection without nursing?

Is it possible to get a mastitis (breast) infection without nursing?

Yes: Its known as non-lactional mastitis. You can also be at increased risk of developing this if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

Dr. Austina Cho
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Infection (Definition)

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