Symptoms of mastitis in women, form of the disease
Mastitis – inflammatory disease developing in the breast. So time to start treatment and prevent complications, you need to accurately present what are the symptoms of mastitis. This is especially important to know lactating women, this disease can affect not only the health of the mother, but the child’s condition.
There are several forms of mastitis
These forms have common symptoms, typical for all varieties, and specific. From the specific manifestations depends on the selected tactics of treatment. Common symptoms are the initial signs of mastitis disease in women.
This disease begins acutely, not infrequently prior to this observed phenomenon of lactose for several days.
If these symptoms should urgently contact your doctor. In order to avoid complications and deterioration.
When mastitis is impossible to measure the temperature in the armpits, this should be the manipulation or the elbow or below the knee.
The initial symptoms usually kept a few days longer stage of mastitis is changing, moving in the infiltrative form. Joins the presence of infiltration in chest. Can be diffuse and local. Chest still more increases in size, the pain appears already at rest. The temperature rises rapidly to 39 degrees.
Later infiltrative form may go into festering. They are distinguished by the localization in the segments of the breast:
- around the areola;
- inside the gland;
- behind the mammary gland.
When purulent mastitis appears diffuse redness, skin chest hot and tight, the appearance of clots of pus when pressing on the nipple. Inflamed axillary lymph nodes. At this stage it is important not to run disease.
When you switch to abscessing form abscess is delineated. Its rupture may lead to sepsis. Seal detectable in the form of dense node which over time starts to increase. The pain is worse, takes a throbbing character.
Depending on the location of the lesion, the shape of the breast may be deformed.
Abscess form of mastitis in women
Then suppurative lesion continues to grow, takes spilled nature. On the site of the lesion occurs fluctuation (wavelike the skin varies due to liquid pus). The skin is swollen, becomes bluish tint. The outflow of milk is not possible or difficult. There is a retracted nipple. The temperature reaches 40 degrees, the General condition is deteriorating.
The patient’s condition is assessed as extremely heavy, iron increases in volume. The skin is purple-blue color, pop the bubbles with a clear liquid. Milk is missing in both Breasts. There are areas of necrotic tissue.
A separate form is such disease as chronic mastitis. Common symptoms are absent, palpation detected painful seal. As well patients complain of periodic pain in his chest. Prescribed bacteriological examination of milk for the detection of pathogens.
The diagnosis of chronic mastitis, will help ultrasound.
Mastitis in men
Mastitis occurs with endocrine or metabolic disorders in men. The disease is most often accompanied by a change in the hormonal background, showing the defeat of the endocrine glands.
The first stage is a serous mastitis, begins with swelling of glands, pain in it. A small size a breast lump palpated. In the later period to inflammation connected lymph nodes of the axillary region. They are painful and increased in size.
The second stage – infiltrative mastitis. The reason for the infiltration is the response of the body to inflammation – white blood cells. There is an increase in temperature to 38, joined General toxic symptoms – headache, weakness. Swelling of the tissues even more. Appears redness.
The third stage – purulent mastitis. If time does not begin treatment of early stages of mastitis, starts the accession of pathogenic microorganisms. The patient’s condition deteriorates, the temperature reaches high numbers (400). Increase and local manifestations of mastitis the skin over the affected area becomes deep red in color, appears gloss, hot with polerowanie.
If you run the disease, before pus forms, then the situation is only getting worse and may lead to abscess formation and cellulitis.
Mastitis in children
During fetal development the baby gets the hormones from the mother at birth causes breast enlargement in infants. Manifest regardless of the sex of the baby. When injected into the mammary gland aggressive flora leads to inflammation.
There are 3 stages of mastitis in children:
Mastitis should be treated early to prevent the development of purulent inflammation and complications.
In order to prevent the need to visit the doctor-mammologist at least once a year. When the first signs of mastitis in women, consult the doctor.