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A 27-year-old male asked:

18 years old female had a left breast abscess underwent drainage 1 yearr before now she got recurred again with similar symptoms ?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 58 years experience
Sweat gland infectio: It may not be breast tissue abscess as some times seen after postpartum , most likely it is infection of montagomery gland a type of sweat glands located around pigmented part of breast , some times recurs will need antibiotics and drainage of abscess , take to her doctor.
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Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Smoking can make this problem worse. Also may need surgical excision of the involved ductal system should this problem recur.
Jul 24, 2013
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 39 years experience
Breast abscess: You may have dilated ducts or a chronic cyst. See a surgeon for ultrasound and treatment plan. Do not smoke, it maked the condition worse.
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Last updated Mar 2, 2014


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