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What are the symptoms of mastitis?
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
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In brief: Breast infection
Mastitis is an infection in the tissue of the breast.
It usually caused by a common bacteria (like staph or strep) found on skin. The bacteria enter through a break or crack in the skin, usually on the nipple. The infection takes place in the fatty tissue of the breast and causes swelling. This can feel like a hard, painful lump and may be red or warm. You may have a fever and flu like symptoms.

In brief: Breast infection
Mastitis is an infection in the tissue of the breast.
It usually caused by a common bacteria (like staph or strep) found on skin. The bacteria enter through a break or crack in the skin, usually on the nipple. The infection takes place in the fatty tissue of the breast and causes swelling. This can feel like a hard, painful lump and may be red or warm. You may have a fever and flu like symptoms.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
In brief: Pain,redness
Pain, redness, a tender lump can be seen in mastitis.
Fevers and chills are possible. The treatment may require antibiotics and drainage. This requires evaluation by a doctor.

In brief: Pain,redness
Pain, redness, a tender lump can be seen in mastitis.
Fevers and chills are possible. The treatment may require antibiotics and drainage. This requires evaluation by a doctor.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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