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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
17 years experience General Surgery
Localized Infection: A breast abscess is a localized collection of pus in the breast tissue. Breast abscesses develop as a result of infection of the breast tissue which c ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Hiler
42 years experience General Surgery
Infection of breast: Localized infection of breast most common with breast feeding.
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Breast Infection : Common features of breast abscesses include swelling and redness of the breast associated with a new, tender, progressively-enlarging lump. While mor ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
27 years experience General Surgery
Would not: Best treatment is adequate surgical drainage. If the opening is too small, the abscess can come back. Best to see your surgeon.
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Dr. Barry Kahn
31 years experience Pathology
I wouldn't: A breast abscess can be drained and/or treated with antibiotics. If it is traumatically "popped", the infection could spread locally within the breas ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
28 years experience General Surgery
Never: I would never recommend this. An easily treatable problem can be turned into a comes problem.
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
No: See your physician as soon as possible , first you need diagnosis, is it a simple abscess or tumor, you don't want to introduce lethal infections.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Red, tender lump: A breast abscess will manifest itself as a hot, red, tender lump in the breast +/- fever; eventually, the entire breast can become swollen &red. Treat ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Aspiration: The best way to diagnose a breast abscess is by physical examination supplemented by ultrasound. If a fluid-filled lump is present in the right setti ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Red, painful lump: Breast abscesses usually cause a red, swollen, tender lump. Associated symptoms may include fever, malaise, and lethargy. While more common when bre ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
27 years experience General Surgery
Yes: More common in lactating women, but principle of treatment is like any other abcess. You have to drain the pus by making a small incision into the abc ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Red-hot,painful lump: Common features of breast abscesses include swelling and redness of the breast associated with a new, tender, progressively-enlarging lump. While mor ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Berry
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Lump: A breast, or any abscess, is a 'lump' ... self exam is the key. Abscesses are areas of infection that the body attempt to contain in one area. Absce ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain and swelling: A breast abscess will usually cause significant pain, fever, erythema, swelling, induration, and a mass in the affected breast. Treatment is surgical ... Read More
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