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A 23-year-old male asked:

sir/mam my mother is having breast abscess.we first operated it but now the abscess is growing again on breast and hand?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Need investigation: In non lactating female most of the breast abcess are in skin and subcutaneous tissue, should heal with drainage , wound care along with antibiotics , in a non healing abscess or infection may have be having underlying malignancy, please take your mom to her doctor for examination and tests.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Need eval & good tx: Firstly, make sure that the diagnosis is correct. Secondly, if abscess is large enough- incision and drainage may be required to remove the puss. Culture and sensitivity should be done to help antibiotic selection. She should receive a good regimen of antibiotic for a good period of time. Later, when the culture is back- antibiotic type can be adjusted accordingly. A good wound care is needed.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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