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Breast Infection Symptoms & Diagnosis


Symptoms may include:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Aches, chills, or other flu-like symptoms
  • Redness, tenderness, or swelling of the breast
  • A burning feeling in the breast
  • A hard feeling or tender lump in the breast
  • Pus draining from the nipple
  • Swollen lymph glands in the armpit or above the collar bones


Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and examine your breast. If the diagnosis is uncertain, or if mastitis recurs, your doctor may order the following tests:

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