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A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of breast abscess?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Red, painful lump: Breast abscesses usually cause a red, swollen, tender lump. Associated symptoms may include fever, malaise, and lethargy. While more common when breastfeeding, they can occur at any age. The cornerstone of therapy includes antibiotics and drainage, which may be done via needle aspiration or surgical "i and d", depending on the severity of the infection.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 24 years experience
Pain & redness: An abscess typically has pain and redness of the skin. In some, there may be a buldge, fevers and chills. It is important to seek care from a breast specialist. Incision and drainage is usually the treatment along with antibiotics. If you think you have a problem, seek care from your physician immediately.

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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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