Breast abscess: Localized accumulation of infected fluid within the breast parenchyma
Mastitis: Breast inflammation with or without infection. This can be associated with lactation (p...
Tender breast lump, usually unilateral
Breastfeeding, weaning, or returning to work
Decreased breast milk supply on affected breast
Systemic malaise (usually...
Cold and/or warm compresses for pain control (4)[C]
Continue to breastfeed or express milk to drain the affected breast (4)[A].
Antibiotic treatment without puerperal abscess...
If lactational, continue effective milk removal to prevent recurrence.
If planning to wean from breastfeeding, avoid abrupt discontinuation of feeding.
Consider smoking cessation to decreas...
N61 Inflammatory disorders of breast
O91.13 Abscess of breast associated with lactation
O91.12 Abscess of breast associated with the puerperium
O91.119 Abscess of breast associated with pregna...
Up to 11% of cases of puerperal mastitis progress to abscess formation (most often due to inadequate therapy).
Risk factors for mastitis result from milk stasis (poor milk transfer, inf...
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