Pain in the Breast after Delivery Overview
Another name for Pain in the Breast after Delivery is Postpartum Breast Pain.
What is postpartum breast pain?
A woman with postpartum breast pain has discomfort in the breast after delivery of an infant. The most common causes of postpartum breast pain are mastitis and breast engorgement.
What are the symptoms of postpartum breast pain?
Symptoms that may occur with postpartum breast pain include nipple discharge, fever, chills, breast swelling, breast redness, or breast tenderness.
How does the doctor treat postpartum breast pain?
Treatment for postpartum breast pain depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for postpartum breast pain may include warm compresses, use of a breast pump, antibiotics, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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