Help if you have a Breast Infection
Suffolk Breast Practice specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of breast infections in Ipswich. Breast infections are among the most common benign breast problems, particularly during pregnancy and following childbirth. Breast infections can be caused by a number of things and result in a number of symptoms.
We appreciate that a visit to our breast clinic can be nerve wracking after finding breast abnormalities. Despite this, we strongly encourage you to visit Suffolk Breast Practice to undergo a medical examination by one of our experts should you discover any abnormalities in your breasts. It is important to note that most breast infections are not a sign of anything serious.
Breast Infections in Ipswich, Suffolk
Breast infection symptoms include inflammation, irritation, lumps, swelling, and general breast pain. Flu-like symptoms can also accompany breast infections, including aches, pains, and a high temperature. If you are experiencing any of these breast infection symptoms in Ipswich, do not hesitate to get in touch with us here at Suffolk Breast Practice.
Women are at higher risk of breast infection when breastfeeding due to potential injury to the nipple caused by the baby’s mouth. Breast infections take place when bacteria is transferred from the mouth to the breast or when the milk builds up inside. Breast infections do not affect your ability to breastfeed but you should still visit the medical professionals at Suffolk Breast Practice to prevent the infection from worsening.
Most breast infections are not a sign of a more serious condition but it is important to be breast aware. We strongly advise that you book a consultation with us so we can determine that nothing more serious is going on. While the symptoms can be painful or worrying for you, most breast infections are benign and can be easily treated.
If you are suffering from a breast infection, we recommend you book a medical examination to make sure there is no serious underlying problem. Suffolk Breast Practice will do all we can to put you at ease and ensure you receive the highest standard of care and advice. In the meantime, there are a number of steps you can take to ease the discomfort of a breast infection.
It is best to get plenty of rest and to stay hydrated throughout the day. Take care of the infected area by avoiding tight-fitted clothing where possible. You may also find that over-the-counter medications can help reduce the discomfort of a breast infection. However, if you see no progress or, indeed, if the infection becomes worse, you should book an appointment for a medical evaluation as soon as possible.
Untreated breast infections can cause further complications, such as the development of breast abscesses. If you are concerned that you may have a breast infection and it is giving you discomfort, please book an appointment or call 07908 447 568.
If you would like to book an appointment for examination, please contact us.
Symptoms in Ipswich
We understand how concerning it can be to experience symptoms related to breast infections. At Suffolk Breast Practice, we adhere to an ethical code of conduct that places the patient as our top priority. It is our ethos to provide you with relevant information in a non-judgemental and impartial way, ensuring you receive the highest standard of care and advice possible.
We will agree on a treatment plan with you according to the type of breast infection you have. Non-breastfeeding women may receive either a mammogram (x-ray) or breast biopsy to determine whether the condition is malignant. If symptoms persist, surgery may be required to remove one or more milk ducts if necessary. This is usually performed under general anaesthetic to increase the comfort of the patient.
At Suffolk Breast Practice, we will only operate if necessary and under the full consent of the patient. We offer an empathetic service and will support you throughout your treatment and any follow-up care we advise.