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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience in 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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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
26 years experience in 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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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience in General Surgery
Never: I would never recommend this. An easily treatable problem can be turned into a comes problem.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
26 years experience in 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 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in 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 26-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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in 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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