BREAST DISCOMFORT AND PAIN

CONTENT

-INTRODUCTION

-MINOR CAUSES OF BREAST DISCOMFORT AND PAIN

-MAJOR CAUSES OF BREAST DISCOMFORT AND PAIN 

 

INTRODUCTION

This is a rather common symptom second only to inadequate milk production as the commonest reason nursing mothers stop breastfeeding soon after birth. Causes can be subdivided into minor and major causes based on the severity of the condition causing the breast pain or discomfort.

 

MINOR CAUSES OF BREAST DISCOMFORT AND PAIN

Breast engorgement

Sore nipples

Plugged milk ducts

Nipple vasoconstriction

Nipple hypersensitivity

 

MAJOR CAUSES OF BREAST DISCOMFORT AND PAIN 

Mastitis

Breast abscess

 

While the minor causes of breast pain and discomfort can easily be dealt with at home, using appropriate techniques and following proper guidelines, the major causes of breast discomfort and pain may be life threatening, thus requiring a proper medical attention by a doctor. Hence, it is important that you learn to differentiate between major and minor causes of breast discomfort or pain so as to know when to seek appropriate attention and treatment in the hospital and when to attempt first aids and home remedies. For more information, please CHAT WITH OUR CONSULTANTS.

 

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