Symptoms of Mastitis


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General information about symptoms of Mastitis: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of Mastitis. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of Mastitis. Furthermore, symptoms of Mastitis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of Mastitis.

Symptoms of 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.

List of symptoms of Mastitis: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Mastitis includes:

More symptoms of Mastitis: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Mastitis, underlying causes of Mastitis, associated conditions for Mastitis, risk factors for Mastitis, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:


Last revision: June 2, 2003

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