Our specialists here at Sydney Pelvic Clinic employ a wide range of treatments to help alleviate the symptoms of mastitis and blocked ducts.
What is mastitis?
Mastitis is an acute inflammation or infection within the mammary gland experienced by one in five women.
What are the symptoms of mastitis?
The most common symptoms of mastitis are:
- Breast engorgement
- Fever/flu-like symptoms
How is mastitis treated?
Our specialists here at Sydney Pelvic Clinic provide therapeutic ultrasound and massage over the surrounding area of the breast of the patient and education on home-based management strategies with great outcomes.
If the redness and/or flu-like symptoms persist, the patient will need to get a prescription for antibiotics.
What are blocked ducts?
As the name implies, this condition refers to a blockage—with no fever—of one or more of the ducts that carry milk to the nipple for breastfeeding.
What are the symptoms of blocked ducts?
The most common symptom of blocked ducts is a red, tender, and enlarged lump on the breast.
How are blocked ducts treated?
When diagnosed early, the condition can be quickly and effectively remedied with Sydney Pelvic Clinic’s therapeutic ultrasound. In most cases, most patients’ symptoms are completely resolved in fewer than four short sessions.
In addition to the therapeutic ultrasound, our specialists also provide patients with advice for effective prevention and management of the condition, including alternative feeding positions.
Take note that early treatment is key with this condition because it prevents engorgement and infective mastitis.