How long does breast aches associated with mastitis last?

Depends on cause. Infectious mastitis (and the pain associated with it) resolves as the infection is treated with antibiotics. However, some mastitis is hormone-related and occurs each and every month with menstrual cycles, or can occur when oral contraceptives (hormones) are changed. Recurrent mastitis can aslo be seen in breast feeding mothers, which is a combination of the two issues above. Every woman is unique.

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How long does breast aches associated with breast abscess last?

Healing. Depends on factors of size of abscess, means of treatment such as an open wound, how long it takes to heal, if the infection tries to recur, any medical factors such as diabetes, etc. It may take several days to a few weeks. If it is not improving as you feel it should be, contact your doctor for an examination. Read more...

For over 2 months now I have ever been having pain in my left breast. It is a stabbing, fiery pain that wanes between an annoying ache and intense tear inducing pain. I have been treated with an antibiotic for mastitis and then a couple weeks later difluc

Puzzling. This is very unusual to be in your breast at your age. There has been no redness or rash, drainage from the nipple or any other findings. If you pick up the breast by itself off the chest and squeeze is that sore? If you move the breast to the left further and press on the ribs and chest wall does that cause more pain then it could be in the chest wall. Keep seeing your provider. Hope this helps. Read more...

Hi! I'm experiencing a 102 fever, breast tenderness and redness at the sore spot. My sister is an IBCLLC and advised it could be mastitis.?

Breast feeding? Well mastitis without breast feeding is unusual unless you have some other problems that could cause a mastitis. Read more...
Could be. It is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. If you do not have a doctor, go the emergency room of the nearest hospital. Wish you good health. Read more...

My left breast near my armpit is sore to touch with lumps. No fever, redness or flu symptoms. Is it mastitis? I breastfeed

Mastitis. It could be mastitis. I would continue breastfeeding and seek evaluation with a physician. If it is an early mastitis, antibiotics will likely be needed. Read more...

Why does my breast ache all the time?

Fibrocystic. The breast is largely glands and fatty tissue. The glands respond to hormone changes and can form small cysts. These can be painful and usually come and go with the periods. Reducing caffeine consumption may lesson the tenderness as well as taking 400-800 iu of vitamin e. Read more...
Many Possibilities. There are many reasons for breast pain. Most commonly caffeine. If you consume caffeine, stop. Muscle strain, breast cysts, hormonal changes...See your doctor for an evaluation of this problem. Read more...