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i am having pain and hardening in my breasts. what could this mean? could it be a side effect of medication?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Mastitis vs abscess: You may be describing mastitis or an infection of breast tissue. Or perhaps an abscess which is a collection of pus. Warm compresses are often useful for infections but don't delay seeing your Family Doc or OB/Gyn for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mastitis/basics/definition/con-20026633 for more info. Unlikely to be medication side effec

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