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Breast Infection

Statistics on Breast Infection

For women, especially those breastfeeding, knowing these facts on breast infection can help patients avoid sickness and pain caused by infection. Learn the basic information on breast infection to begin a conversation with your doctor today:

  • Breastfeeding is the most common cause of breast infection
  • Other causes include cancer, blocked milk duct, diabetes, prior lumpectomy/radiation, and depressed immune system
  • Treatment can include antibiotics and can be treated easily when diagnosed early.
  • If left untreated, the infection can cause an abscess in the breast that must be drained.
  • When breast infection often occurs, patients may be diagnosed with chronic subareolar absecess

Learn more about how to prevent and treat breast infection by speaking with a doctor.

Locations for Breast Infection