Mastitis is a breast infection or inflammation that mostly occurs in breast-feeding mothers.
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.
Researching symptoms of Mastitis: Further information about the symptoms of Mastitis is available including a list of symptoms of Mastitis, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Mastitis, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.
Last revision: June 2, 2003
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