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2 Potential Moderate Breast Swelling Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Breast Abscess

    A breast infection is an infection in the tissue of the breast. Breast infections are usually caused by a common bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, found on normal skin.

    2-3 weeks with treatment

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, breast pain, signs of breast inflammation like redness, swelling or fever, fever, chills
    Symptoms that always occur with breast abscess:
    breast pain, signs of breast inflammation like redness, swelling or fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Non - Specific Breast Pain

    Breast pain is either related to menstruation (cyclic) or not (noncyclic). It is common in pre-menopausal women and can also be a side effect of contraceptives that contain hormones like the pill, anticonceptive injections and intra-uterine devices.

    7 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    breast pain, breast swelling, armpit pain
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific breast pain:
    breast pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Moderate Breast Swelling

  • Q.Are you sexually active?
  • Q.When was your last menstrual period?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?

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Moderate Breast Swelling Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced moderate breast swelling have also experienced:

    • 12% Vaginal Bleeding
    • 11% Abdominal Cramps (Stomach Cramps)
    • 11% Bloody Vaginal Discharge
  • People who have experienced moderate breast swelling had symptoms persist for:

    • 42% Less Than a Week
    • 16% One to Two Weeks
    • 15% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced moderate breast swelling were most often matched with:

    • 33% Non - Specific Breast Pain
    • 8% Breast Abscess
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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