Breast pain, infection, lump, and cancer are some of the common breast problems. Breast problems may be a sign of minor issues or something more serious, hence, it is important to pay attention to any changes. Soon after giving birth, a woman’s breasts could become engorged with milk, causing swelling and tenderness. Breast pain with signs of redness, nipple discharge, itching or a fever, could be a sign of mastitis, which is an infection of a milk duct. Brest lumps are also common in woman. It can be caused by a number of causes. Causes of breast lumps include injuries, infections, non-cancerous growths, and cancer. Common types of benign (non-cancerous) breast lump include fibroadenoma, breast cyst, and breast abscess.
HOW IS BREAST PROBLEMS DIAGNOSED?
The gynecologist may perform complete physical examination of the breast to ascertain the type of breast problem. Clinical diagnosis methods of breast problems may be done through mammogram, biopsy, ultrasound and MRI.
HOW IS BREAST PROBLEMS TREATED?
Treatment of breast problems is done based on the underlying cause of the problem. Breast infections can be treated with antibiotic medication. Abscesses in the breast need to be drained out. Cancerous growth in the breast needs to be removed and treated through chemotherapy and radiation therapy.