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What should be done for a breast abscess 1 year post nursing?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Treatment: Treatment of a breast abscess would be antibiotics and surgical drainage if there is a fluid collection causing the infection.
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 39 years experience
Breast surgeon: Breast abscesses can be painful and recurrent. They can be related to breast feeding but could be from a new problem eg mammary duct fistula . Please get a referral to a breast surgeon to have the problem evaluated and treated.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg commented
General Surgery 32 years experience
Also ask for a biopsy of the skin near the abscess, occasionally inflammatory breast cancer can mimic or present in a breast abscess.
Oct 2, 2012

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