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What is the difference between mastitis and a cyst?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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