Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Breast Cyst Benign Mastitis

Mastitis is an infection of the breast that occurs when a women is breast-feeding. Bacteria from the surface of the skin, or bacteria from the infant's mouth, cause the infection. The bacteria start to grow in the mild ducts, which causes redness, swelling and pain.

Mastitis is rare in women who are not breast-feeding.

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Last Updated: Apr 12, 2007 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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