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Is chronic mastitis a real diagnosis because i cant find anything with the chronic part.

By Anonymous January 13, 2012 - 3:37pm
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I've been to the dr. and a specialist who told me i hav chronic mastitis. The problem is i cant find any info about this on the internet or anywhere else for that matter. I can find mastitis itself but not the chronic part. In the pics i've seen it shows very red breast wich ive not experienced. Iv been dealing with this for nearly 4 years now i am 30 yrs old hav 3 children and my youngest is 6. Basicly my symptoms r an army green discharge from one nipple and a clear discharge from the other. I have lumps about the size of a half dollar that come and go and my breast are very sensitive and at times very painful. My right nipple no longer hardens but its not inverted. Im very tired most of the time and i tend to relate it to my symptoms because the more severe the symptoms the more tired i am. When i went to my primary dr. he sent me to a specialist who did a mamo n gave me the diagnosis of chronich mastitis but as i said earlier i can find no info on so im wondering if it was just a better answer than "i dont know" .

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I did some research for you.

Chronic mastitis is also known as benign breast disease, or fibrocystic disease. Symptoms include a lump, referred to as a fibroadenoma, or general lumpiness in the breast causing discomfort. There may be a discharge from the nipple and it tends to be worse pre-menstrually.

It usually occurs in women in their 30s and 40s and seems to be related to changes in the amount of hormones circulating in the blood.

According to the website, emedicinehealth, chronic mastitis occurs in women who are not breastfeeding. Hormonal changes in the body cause the milk ducts to become clogged with dead skin cells and debris. These clogged ducts make the breast more prone to bacterial infection. This type of infection tends to come back after treatment with antibiotics.

I know that you mentioned that you have been seen by a specialist. Was this physician an infectious disease specialist?






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