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What are the tests for breast abscess?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
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 setting for an abscess (redness, tenderness, swelling, etc), a needle can be inserted under local anesthesia with ultrasound guidance: drawing pus out is diagnostic (and, combined with antibiotics, may be all that's needed for rx).
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 23 years experience
Your doctor: Your doctor will determine whether you have abscess or not.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is a breast abscess?

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Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
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 can occur due to several causes. Treatment involves incision and drainage of the breast abscess.

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