How long does breast tenderness 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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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...

How long does breast tenderness associated with breast abscess last?

Until treated & gone. A breast abscess may require surgical drainage as well as antibiotics (antibiotics alone don't always work, especially for abscess, and even less for large abscess). Even after drained and effectively treated, there will still be swelling and inflammation from the infection, dependent on the severity and length of time it went untreated. Could be weeks to a few months, worse with menstrual cycles. Read more...

Why my period is delayed 10 days n breast tenderness last 10 days?

Delayed period. Although it could be due to an anovulatory cycle, it is always best to rule out pregnancy if sexually active. Store-bought pregnancy tests should help. If negative and the symptoms persist, see your physician for a blood test or treatment. Read more...