Mastitis is a bacterial infection of acute breast disease that usually occurs in breast-feeding mothers. During breast-feeding, pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus can infect the wounds created during feeding and cause inflammation. If mastitis occurs during non-lactation period, it may be related to smoking and a lack of vitamin A. In addition, women with inverted nipples also have a greater chance of getting mastitis, as inverted nipples are easier to hide bacteria, leading to inflammation, extra attention should be paid to cleanliness.
Nipple swelling phenomenon of short-term situation in the patient felt pain, fever when you touch, lumps and so on. In severe cases, there will be axillary lymph nodes, nipple retraction or deformity, and even abscess phenomenon. If necessary, require surgical drainage, drainage, to heal.
Early stages of mastitis can cause redness and swelling in the breast, patients may experience pain, fever and with signs of lumps. In severe cases, there will be axillary lymph nodes, nipple retraction or deformity, and even breast abscess. If necessary, surgical drainage may be required.
Mastitis is a common gynecological disease, if treated early, the condition generally can be quickly cured.
- Inflammatory breast cancer has symptoms very similar to mastitis, it is therefore recommended to seek medical consultation immediately if there are similar symptoms of mastitis to rule out the possibility of breast cancer.