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A 41-year-old female asked:

I've had a breast infection for about 3 months took antibiotics abscess went away but pain and sore still there and got another one that came up help?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It is important to: Be re-evaluated at this time. It is imperative that abscesses be treated properly. The site of the previous abscess also needs to be assessed.
Dr. Douglas Green
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Time for Surgeon: Recurrent breast infections should lead you to see a breast surgeon. Additionally, .. A culture and sensitivity should be performed to isolate the type of bacteria causing the infection. Treatments will then be adjusted to the specific type of bacteria or other cause.
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Revaluation needed: Breast abscesses are complicated because the spongy tissue. Pain and soreness suggest the original source wasn't completely treated, requiring an incision and debridement by a surgeon. Alternatively, you mahy be exposed to an environmental source that hasn't been eliminated, especially if it is in the same place. Regardless, have it reassessed by your treating doctor, to discuss these issues.

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Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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