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The breast with the implant is swollen and red and hard and itchy and hurts

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Yes it is: Most needle biopsies heal within 7-10 days. But if they were more vigorous and bruised the breast a bit, it might take 2 weeks to heal. The fact that ... Read More
Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: This is often a natural part of the healing process. Cool compress may help as well as local topical cream for the itch or irritation. The fact that ... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Yes it is : It may be normal as long as it is not hot, red and tender.But if it does not go away see your doctor.

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Because the breast has hair follicles, you may be experiencing a simple case of an infected follicle. You should be examined by an in person Dr, thoug... Read More
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
A raised red spot on the breast may be an insect bite or a pimple and is not usually a sign of breast cancer. However after 2or 3 weeks it hasn't chan... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Contact biopsy MD: Please contact your breast biopsy MD who can examine the area and determine if here is an infection, hematoma, or part of the original biopsied lump,
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layth Maolood
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Eczema or ringworm?: Dry and itchy spot is probably eczema. You could try 1% Hydrocortisone cream otc for a week. If that does not help then an topical antifungal for 2 we... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ram Kalus
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Several things.: Scar tissue may form around the implant known as "capsular contracture". This can cause pain or discomfort and may require revision surgery. A proper ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Breast exam: Any sudden change in the breast is worth checking out. At your age of 16 this is most likely a skin issue than a breast issue. Start with your primary... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Possible infection: It is quite possible you have an infection. It needs to be looked at by a physician to determine if is an infection or something else.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
See a doctor: Cannot tell here what you nay have. It may be as simple as an infection that needs antibiotics. Needs a physical exam. Will need mammogram once the ac... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
Urgent Care 27 years experience
Up the treatment: I see in your medication list that you are taking Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) an h1 antihistamine, and were prescribed a steroid cream. You can try an... Read More
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