Acute mastitis refers to the inflammation of the breast tissue following an infection. Acute mastitis is caused due to trapping of milk in the breast. The other causes include blocked milk ducts and bacteria entering the breast. This condition is commonly seen in breastfeeding women.
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Query: Hello doctor, Age: 41, height 5 feet 4 inches, weight 110 lbs, Prozac 30, Wellbutrin, Eletriptan, Vitamin D, Gabapentin, Dexidrine ER and IR, Synthroid, Cytomel. Had second or last child eight years ago. Afterwards, had multiple infections (mastitis) and was on antibiotics almost the whole time I wa... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your health problem. Kindly answer the following questions to guide you further. Did you have fever anytime in these last few months? Do you have weight gain or weight loss problem? Have you ever undergone behavioral counselling? Is there any othe... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I had an excisional biopsy of a lump just below my left breast last week. My biopsy report states that I have granulomatous mastitis. My surgeon has put me on an antibiotic called Claribid for three weeks. Please advise on the course of treatment. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I concur with your surgeon's advice in principle. Though to be accurate and specific, I would like to go over your biopsy report, medical records, and surgeon's notes. So kindly follow-up with more information or continue treatment as advised by your doctor. Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have had a mammogram and ultrasound done for a lump behind my nipple. I am breastfeeding my ten months old and it does not appear to be a blocked duct. It is painful while feeding. It is present for two weeks and awaiting mammogram results. I would like to have clarification of films... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I totally understand your concern.First of all, there is no suspicious mass on the mammogram (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Secondly, breast tissue is more prominent on the right, which might happen during lactation depending on which side you use more fo... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old, and I am not sexually active. I have pain in the breast on both sides. It got started before few days, and my left breast has got changed in texture close to my nipple. It is too sore. The breast pain is not constant. It happens when I wake up, when I run or when I pre... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many possible causes for having breast pain. Hormonal fluctuations related to menstruation or pregnancy are often responsible for breast tenderness. Having some degree of swelling and tenderness just before a period is reasonable. The common causes of breast p... Read Full »