Causes of Mastitis


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Cause of Mastitis: Infection or blockage in breast milk ducts; usually caused by bacteria.

Underlying condition causes of Mastitis: The list of possible underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Mastitis) mentioned in various sources as possible causes of Mastitis includes:

  • Blocked breast ducts
  • Cracked nipples
  • Breast milk oversupply
  • Breast bacterial infection

Mastitis as a complication: Other conditions that might have Mastitis as a complication might be potential underlying causes of Mastitis. The list of conditions listing Mastitis as a complication in our database includes:

Related information for causes of Mastitis: Further relevant information on causes of Mastitis may be found in the risk factors for Mastitis and underlying causes of Mastitis.
Last revision: June 2, 2003

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