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Can you get mastitis even if you aren't lactating?

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Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery
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In brief: Yes

Mastitie in non nursing women is commonly associated with a condition called ductectasia which means dilated milk ducts.
The fluid within the ducts can seep thru and cause an inflammatory reaction in the breast tissue causing mastitis. In addition any breast infection can cause mastitis and possible abscess formation. Nipple rings are common causes among other causes for causing breast infection.

In brief: Yes

Mastitie in non nursing women is commonly associated with a condition called ductectasia which means dilated milk ducts.
The fluid within the ducts can seep thru and cause an inflammatory reaction in the breast tissue causing mastitis. In addition any breast infection can cause mastitis and possible abscess formation. Nipple rings are common causes among other causes for causing breast infection.
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery

In brief: Yes

It is very common.
A big risk factor is smoking.

In brief: Yes

It is very common.
A big risk factor is smoking.
Dr. Regina Hampton
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