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Is mastitis found only in women?

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Dr. Greg Pahnke
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: "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.

In brief: "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.
Dr. Greg Pahnke
Dr. Greg Pahnke
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Dr. Winnie Polen
Breast Surgery

In brief: No

Mastitis is an infection of breast tissue.
All men and women have breast tissue. Obviously women have a larger amount. However, it is exceedingly rare to see mastitis in a male.

In brief: No

Mastitis is an infection of breast tissue.
All men and women have breast tissue. Obviously women have a larger amount. However, it is exceedingly rare to see mastitis in a male.
Dr. Winnie Polen
Dr. Winnie Polen
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