Mastitis

About- Mastitis is the painful infection of the breast tissue.
 
Symptoms-
  • Breast lump
  • Breast swelling
  • Breast tenderness or warmth to the touch
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Malaise
  • Nipple discharge
  • Pain or a burning sensation during breast-feeding
  • Red breast’s skin
  • Tiredness
Causes-
A clogged milk duct
Bacterial infection

Risk factors

Breast-feeding during the first few weeks after childbirth
Increased pressure on the breast
Infrequent breast feeding
Personal history of mastitis
Poor nutrition
Sore or cracked nipples
Sucking problem of the child
Using only one position to breast-feed, which may not fully drain your breast
Wearing a tightfitting bra
 
Specialists to visit
Gynecologist and Obstetrician
General Surgeon
Breast Surgeon

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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.cancer.org

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