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is fever a symptom of breast abscess

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
23 years experience Breast Surgery
If treated....: If your abscess is treated appropriately with drainage and antibiotics, the fever should resolve within 48-72 hours. If the fever persists, then cont ... 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
Dr. Regina Hampton
23 years experience Breast Surgery
Pain & redness: An abscess typically has pain and redness of the skin. In some, there may be a buldge, fevers and chills. It is important to seek care from a breast ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Sweat gland infectio: It may not be breast tissue abscess as some times seen after postpartum , most likely it is infection of montagomery gland a type of sweat glands l ... Read More
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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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A female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Infection: Painless lump isn't an infection usually as a breast abscess would be very painful. Perhaps just inflammatory reaction
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
Breast cancer: Most breast cancers present as a painless lump within the breast. Your description of itchy painful breast would be an unusual presentation. Some adv ... 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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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.
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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