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Aust Fam Physician. 2003 Mar;32(3):141-5.

Breast pain in lactating women--mastitis or something else?

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Centre for the Study of Mothers' and Children's Health, La Trobe University. l.amir@latrobe.edu.au

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Mastitis is a common problem for lactating women. However, medical practitioners may not recognise that there are also other causes of breast pain during lactation.

OBJECTIVE:

This article presents a case study that demonstrates several common causes of breast and nipple pain in a lactating woman.

DISCUSSION:

Once medical practitioners are aware of the presenting features of mastitis, candida infection and vasospasm, they will be able to conduct a careful history and examination and make the correct diagnosis.

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PMID:
12666351
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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