Mastitis | Diagnosis & Tests

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How can my doctor tell if I have mastitis?

Your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and examine the affected breast. He or she will check for swelling, tenderness and a painful, wedge-shaped area on the breast that is a tell-tale sign of mastitis.

Source

Management of Mastitis in Breastfeeding Women by Jeanne P. Spencer, MD (American Family Physician September 15, 2008, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20080915/727.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 10/09

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