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male breast abscess

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 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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Breast abscess: Breast abscess = a collection of pus in the breast which is usually caused by a bacterial infection.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
27 years experience General Surgery
Usually not: If you have bloody nipple discharge, that needs medical evaluation, and most commonly is related to a growth on the lining of a milk duct. If there is ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
27 years experience General Surgery
All: Undrained pus will allow the abcess to get bigger, more painful, and take longer to heal. See your surgeon.
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
35 years experience Addiction Medicine
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
35 years experience Addiction Medicine
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
35 years experience Addiction Medicine
See below: Smoking is bad for all healing including the type you mentioned. It probably won't be helped by stopping now, but stopping asst any time is a good id ... Read More

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