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Blood from breast abscess?

Blood from breast abscess?

Usually not: If you have bloody nipple discharge, that needs medical evaluation, and most commonly is related to a growth on the lining of a milk duct. If there is bloody drainage from the incision made on the skin to drain the pus, that is perfectly normal until it heals. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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What can I expect when getting blood draining from breast abscess?

What can I expect when getting blood draining from breast abscess?

Call ur surgeon: Small drainage is normal but depends on how long ago the surgery was. Call ur surgeon/doctor to discuss further. ...Read more

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How many days does it take to get blood culture results of a breast abscess?

How many days does it take to get blood culture results of a breast abscess?

Varirs: Ideally the result of a culture would come back in a couple days. In reality the full culture and antibiotic sensitivity may take 5-7 days to come back. Blood cultures results may take longer than direct abscess fluid culture from the breast itself too. ...Read more

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Being treated for breast abscess. The incision is almost healed but when I pumped 2hrs ago I had big clot&lots of blood. Is this ok or is it serious?

Being treated for breast abscess. The incision is almost healed but when I pumped 2hrs ago I had big clot&lots of blood. Is this ok or is it serious?

Careful: Be careful of pumping your breast over and area that has been lanced by a scalpel / abscess pocket. I would hold off on pumping on that breast if you are drawing blood and blood clots and follow up early next week with your primary care physician to further evaluate. Hard to tell you what to do without seeing it in person. Be well. ...Read more

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Breast tender and hurts. Has abcess inside and leaking green pus and blood. Will I be ok?

Breast tender and hurts. Has abcess inside and leaking green pus and blood. Will I be ok?

See your doc!: Any abscess needs to be properly treated to prevent serious complications. A breast abscess can be particularly dangerous because of its proximity to important things like your heart and lungs as well as potentially endangering your ability to lactate. See your doc right away! ...Read more

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Can I pop a breast abscess?

Would not: Best treatment is adequate surgical drainage. If the opening is too small, the abscess can come back. Best to see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can I pick a breast abscess myself?

Can I pick a breast abscess myself?

No: See your physician as soon as possible, first you need diagnosis, is it a simple abscess or tumor, you don't want to introduce lethal infections. ...Read more

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Possible breast abscess. How to tell?

Possible breast abscess. How to tell?

Red, tender lump: A breast abscess will manifest itself as a hot, red, tender lump in the breast +/- fever; eventually, the entire breast can become swollen &red. Treatment is centered on antibiotics and abscess drainage, either thru (repeated) needle aspiration, or even surgical drainage if aspiration is unsuccessful. Please see your gyne or primary care dr. Today. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever treated a breast abscess?

Has anyone ever treated a breast abscess?

Yes: The treatment involves drainage of the abscess (with a needle or a surgical incision) and antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Breast abscess?

What is the definition or description of: Breast abscess?

Breast abscess: Breast abscess = a collection of pus in the breast which is usually caused by a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Breast abscess, lactation question. Any experts here?

Breast abscess, lactation question. Any experts here?

I can help...: ...But I need to know the specific question. If you are asking if you can breast-feed with a breast abscess, the answer is yes. Breast abscesses are best managed with antibiotics and repeated aspiration as needed until they resolve. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it common for teenage girls to develop a breast abscess?

Is it common for teenage girls to develop a breast abscess?

No, but it happens.: Breast abscesses can occur at any age, typically via normal skin bacteria entering a break in the skin or nipple. Rx centers on antibiotics and draining any pus, ideally via (repeated) aspirations rather than surgical drainage. Surgical evaluation is mandatory--it is best to treat this as early as possible. ...Read more

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What's the most natural treatment for breast abscess?

Surgical drainage: Once the abscess is surgically drained, resolution with antibiotics occurs more rapidly. ...Read more

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Which treatments for breast abscess are most cost-effective?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics with warm compresses are most cost effective, but an abscess, almost by definition, is difficult for antibiotics to penetrate and kill the bacteria. Therefore, you're almost always going to have to have the abscess surgically treated. That may mean draining it with a needle, but often requires surgically cutting out the abscess wall. ...Read more

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How long does breast aches associated with breast abscess last?

Healing: Depends on factors of size of abscess, means of treatment such as an open wound, how long it takes to heal, if the infection tries to recur, any medical factors such as diabetes, etc. It may take several days to a few weeks. If it is not improving as you feel it should be, contact your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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How long does breast lumpiness associated with breast abscess last?

How long does breast lumpiness associated with breast abscess last?

4-6 weeks: Once the abscess is treated (drainage and antibiotics), there can be residual lumpiness that is inflammed tissue. This can take at least 4-6 weeks to resolve and feel like "normal" lumpy breast tissue. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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I have a breast abscess it was large and painful but has gotten smaller. Should I still see a doctor? Can I die from it if it goes untreated?

I have a breast abscess it was large and painful but has gotten smaller. Should I still see a doctor? Can I die from it if it goes untreated?

Seek treatment: Not likely to cause death, although infection can get in the blood stream if left untreated so would seek medical treatment for medicine and excision as needed. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What is a breast abscess?

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. ...Read more

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What are the tests for breast abscess?

Aspiration: The best way to diagnose a breast abscess is by physical examination supplemented by ultrasound. If a fluid-filled lump is present in the right setting for an abscess (redness, tenderness, swelling, etc), a needle can be inserted under local anesthesia with ultrasound guidance: drawing pus out is diagnostic (and, combined with antibiotics, may be all that's needed for rx). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of breast abscess?

What are the symptoms of breast abscess?

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. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a breast abscess.?

Describe the features of a breast abscess.?

Red-hot, painful lump: Common features of breast abscesses include swelling and redness of the breast associated with a new, tender, progressively-enlarging lump. While more common with lactation, abscesses can develop at any time in a woman's life. Traditional rx often involved surgery, however current techniques favor (repeated) aspiration and antibiotics. ...Read more

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How to know that a breast abscess is recurring?

It depends: You are 20 years old the only reason for you to have a breast abscess if you are lactating now I assume you had abscess before you are concern about recurrences
if you start having any pain or redness in your breast or part of it feel feverish or if you are having fever or chills you might be having a recurrent abscess if that is the case you need to go to the ER or to your docotr ...Read more

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Will breast abscess stop me from going on my vacation?

Will breast abscess stop me from going on my vacation?

Maybe: If you are having fever, aches and chills you should not be travelling but should see your doctor. If you have already been drained with a needle or tiny incision and are feeling well [or nusing and getting better] discuss with your doc but likely you can still go. ...Read more

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Breast abscess, what can I expect to see if I have one?

Breast abscess, what can I expect to see if I have one?

Extreme pain: Fever, mass, and redness of overlying skin. If you have a developing infection, you need to take antibiotics. If you have established abscess, you will probably need aspiration or even surgical drainage. Consult a surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you get breast abscess from having sucking on your breast?

Common w/breastfeed: Mastitis/breast abscess is a not uncommon during lactation/breastfeeding but uncommon otherwise. Milk stasis (incomplete emptying) provides a good substrate/food for bacteria. Common bacteria are from the skin (staph & strep). Paradoxically, breastfeeding is the best preventative for mastitis/abscess. Infants empty the breast better than any pump. A lactation consultant can aid this as well. ...Read more

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What should I do if I just found that I have a breast abscess?

What should I do if I just found that I have a breast abscess?

See a surgeon: Unless related to preganncy (and in that case see your ob) most breast abscesses need drainage - sometimes with a needle, but often surgical. ...Read more

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If a man sucked his girlfriends breasts could she get a breast abscess? .

Unlikely: So long he did not bite hard and caused injury/laceration which got infected and caused abscess. ...Read more

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Does smoking affect a breast abscess woundw?

Does smoking affect a breast abscess woundw?

Yes: Smoking interferes with wound healing. The healing is delayed, suboptimal, and may never finish due to a multitude of direct and indirect adverse effects of tobacco use. ...Read more

Dr. Regina Hampton
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Breast Abscess (Definition)

An infection of the breast that causes a painful collection of bacteria and pus in the skin or soft ...Read more