Symptoms of Mastitis
Symptoms of Mastitis: Introduction
Symptoms of mastitis include a breast that is painful, swollen, and inflamed, especially near the nipple area. A breast lump or lumps may also occur. Other symptoms can include fever, nipple discharge, and swollen glands (swollen lymph nodes) under the armpit. Swollen lymph nodes can also be tender or painful.
If mastitis is not treated promptly, the body will try to fight the bacterial infection by sending a surge of white blood cells (infection fighting cells) to the infected area. During this process living and dead white blood cells, fluid, bacteria, and dead tissue may collect within the infected tissue and form a pus-filled breast abscess. The surrounding tissue also becomes inflamed and painful....more about Mastitis »
Mastitis symptoms are mainly a combination of fever (and related flu-like symptoms)
with breast symptoms such as sore breasts, breast swelling, or breast redness.
Fever and flu-like symptoms may occur early with only mild breast symptoms,
meaning that mastitis may be mistaken as flu or other causes of flu-like symptoms.
The typical presentation is a young lactating women with mastitis symptoms such as fever, flu-like symptoms,
and breast tenderness and/or breast redness.
In such cases, mastitis often progresses rapidly over hours, and it is common
for breast-feeding mothers to try to fight off the fever (which may precede
any breast redness), and the fever then rapidly progresses
to more severe symptoms such as high fever, chills, nausea, and so on.
Early treatment of mastitis is desirable for practical comfort in treatment of fever,
and avoidance of the complications of mastitis....more about Mastitis »
Symptoms of Mastitis
The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources
for Mastitis includes the 13
symptoms listed below:
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Mastitis as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions
When considering symptoms of Mastitis, it is also important to consider Mastitis as a possible cause of other medical conditions.
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The symptom information on this page
attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Mastitis.
This signs and symptoms information for Mastitis has been gathered from various sources,
may not be fully accurate,
and may not be the full list of Mastitis signs or Mastitis symptoms.
Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Mastitis may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they
are indeed Mastitis symptoms.