- Breast Infections and Inflammations
The most common type of breast infection is lactational mastitis. This happens when a woman is breastfeeding. The nipples become cracked and sore, allowing bacteria from the baby's mouth to enter the ducts and rapidly multiply in the milk.
- Common Benign Lumps
The two most common types of benign breast lumps are cysts and fibroadenomas. A cyst is a fluid-filled sac that develops in the breast tissue. Fibroadenomas are solid, smooth, firm, benign lumps that are most commonly found in women in their late teens and early 20s.
- Diagnosing Benign (Noncancerous) Breast Conditions
To diagnose a breast condition, your healthcare provider will examine your breasts and may order imaging tests or a biopsy.
- Fibrocystic Breast Changes
Fibrocystic breast changes are symptoms you may feel in your breasts right before your period. Learn what these common symptoms feel like, what causes them--and how to care for your breasts with breast self-awareness.
- Mastalgia (Breast Pain)
The most common type of breast pain is associated with the menstrual cycle and is nearly always hormonal.
- Nipple Problems and Discharge
Nipple conditions are a common benign breast condition affecting many women. Some problems are related to lactation, and others are not.