Disorders of lactation
Other Names: Mastitis puerperalis
Nature: Mastitis is inflammation of the breast which causes swelling, severe aching and soreness around the nipple. Hot flushes may occur. Cause and treatment are not well understood.
Incidence: Incidence of mastitis is not dependent on the woman lactating. It has occurred following pregnancy or coming off oral contraceptives.
Problem Type: E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET