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      • 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.