Breast inflammation swelling while lactating. Who do I call?

Lactation nurse. Mos t hospitals or gynecologists office will have a lactation consultant available to answer your questions but if not ask your gynecologist or their nurse practitioner.

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Breast inflammation swelling. How do I get the swelling down?

Depends why. There can be many reasons why there is swelling.. Infection? Perhaps antibiotics immune system reaction? Sterioids hormonal problem? Homoral evaluation and assess cause and treatment. Local treatment with cool compresses may temporarily help...If not any infection. Read more...

Is breast inflammation or swelling a common symptom of mastitis?

Yes. As you breast feed, your breasts are initially engorged/swollen then soften as the milk is released. If you have a persistent area of swelling, redness in your breast, you may have a mastitis. See your health provider immediately to see if antibiotics are necessary for your condition. Read more...

What is the best way to discern mastitis from a normal increase in milk production and substantial breast swelling?

Mastitis. Mastitis is almost always associated with redness and tenderness of the skin of the breast. It may involve a small or large area of the breast. A fever may occur. These symptoms will persist even after breast feeding. Treatment usually requires oral antibiotics and continued breast feeding. Read more...

What can I do to address breast inflammation?

1st Physician review. First consider physician review. Check hormone levels to look for abnormalities. Once all major problems have been ruled out...Then and only then can you try more conservative measures. Limit caffeine intake, take NSAID medications like aleve, (naproxen) motrin. Evening primrose oil and vit e have been reported to assist with mastopathy or breast tenderness associated with inflammation. Read more...

Does endometriosis cause breast inflammation?

No. Breast tenderness may be due to poor bra fitting , high impact exercising with poor support or fluid retention close to your menses. Fibrocystic changes of the breast can also be aggravated by dietary caffeine intake. Check with your physician if persistent . Read more...

Does breast inflammation lead to breast cancer?

No, but. There is a particularly aggressive breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer, where the skin is ed and the skin puckered like an orange skin. Read more...
No. No. Inflammation on the breast will not cause breast cancer. However, one will need to be very careful and need to be able to differentiate between inflammation to the breast and inflammatory breast cancer- which is a type of very agressive breast cancer which is presented with a red, swollen-puckered- breast with thickening of the skin over the breast that mimic inflammation. Read more...

Could I have breast inflammation that can lead to breast cancer?

Not directly. Breast inflammation does not cause breast cancer. Hoeever, there is a rare form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer that can cause diffuse swelling and redness of the skin of the breast. Needs a physical examination with a doctor & mammogram. Read more...

What causes breast inflammation usually?

Many things. Mastitis (inflamation of breast gland), skin infection, fungal infection, shingles, bra friction dermatitis, cancer, etc. See doctor , do self breast exam monthly. Depends on what you tell doctor at office, and the examination. Read more...