A 38-year-old member asked:
What are the tests for breast abscess?
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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).
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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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General Surgery 18 years experience
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Last updated Mar 26, 2013
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