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Diseases » Mastitis » Glossary
 

Glossary for Mastitis

  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Breast Cancer: Cancer of the breast.
  • Breast Feeding: Nursing an infant with breast milk.
  • Breast abscess: Pus-filled abscess in the breast
  • Breast conditions: Any condition affecting the breast
  • Breast discomfort: A feeling of discomfort located anatomically in the breast
  • Breast lump: Any type of lump in the breast
  • Breast pain: Pain in or near the breasts (mastodynia)
  • Breast redness: Inflammatory conditions affecting the breast tissue.
  • Breast swelling: Swelling or enlargement of one or both breasts
  • Breast symptoms: Any symptom affecting one or both breasts.
  • Common cold: A cold is a relatively minor contagious infection of the nose and throat that can be caused by a number of different viruses (e.g. rhinoviruses, coronaviruses). There are over 200 different viruses that have the potential to cause the common cold. Although colds can cause discomfort they are not considered a serious condition.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Fibroadenoma: Benign tumor containing fibrous tissues and glands (common in breasts)
  • Flu: Very common viral respiratory infection.
  • Galactorrhea: Abnormal breast milk production
  • Inflammatory breast cancer: Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and aggressive form of invasive breast cancer, where the skin of the breast becomes red, inflamed and pitted in appearance.
  • Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
  • Mastalgia: Generalized breast pain or tenderness
  • Nipple conditions: Any condition that affects the nipples
  • Nipple discharge: Discharge of fluid or milk from one or both breasts
  • Pregnancy-related conditions: Any condition that is related to or caused by pregnancy
  • Staphylococcal infection: Any infection caused by the bacteria staphylococcal
  • Women-only conditions: Conditions affecting women (females), but not males.
  • Womens health conditions: Medical conditions related to women's health.

 

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