A 32-year-old female asked:
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large painful lump near nipple. waiting for mammogram. night sweats, fever for 10 days. what are the chances this is breast cancer..can't sleep?

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Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
59 years experience General Surgery
Breast abscess: You need to see your doctor. It seems that you might developed an abscess and need drained and antibiotics prescribed. Forget mammogram for now, it's not going to do you any good.
Answered on Jan 16, 2015
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Dr. Michael Ginsburg
11 years experience Interventional Radiology
Breast abscess?: If you are breastfeeding, it maybe a breast abscess. Symptoms include painful local swelling + breast lump, redness & tenderness of the breast. In non-lactating women subareolar breast abscess may develop representing an infected lump just under the areola. Inflammatory breast cancer is much less likely, but you should definitely get an ultrasound and possibly a mammogram (if not breastfeeding).
Answered on Jan 16, 2015
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