Problem

Disorders of lactation

Other Names:
Mastitis puerperalis
Mastitis
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.
Narrower Problems:
Mastitis in animals
Aggravates:
Mastalgia
Values:
Disorder
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET