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I have an abscess on breast for about two now it started draining on its own now its bleeding and very irritated. Is thus normal?

I have an abscess on breast for about two now it started draining on its own now its bleeding and very irritated. Is thus normal?

Abscess: Sounds like you have mastitis. Depending on your age, location of an abscess and if you are breastfeeding, different treatment options. If there's a cyst or abscess it should be fully excised, sometimes infection in the ducts may cause relapse. Get mammogram if you're over 35. Please see you doctor, or plastics or breast surgeon soon ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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I had surgery to remove deep abscess on breast , surgeon removed a golfsize amount and has ordered to irrigate wl/hydrogen poraxide, is that safe?

I had surgery to remove deep abscess on breast , surgeon removed a golfsize amount and has ordered to irrigate wl/hydrogen poraxide, is that safe?

Safe, yes. Benefit??: Hydrogen peroxide has been a popular solution for treating wounds due to its purported antimicrobial effects and it's bubbling action, which may help debride a wound. Unfortunately, studies have not supported the antimicrobial effect and it may actually slow down healing. Regardless, it is safe and I am certain that your surgeon has had success with this technique. ...Read more

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What are causes of a large abscess in my breast?

What are causes of a large abscess in my breast?

Breast feeding: A breast abscess usually follows mastitis which occurs in 10% of nursing mothers ususlly in the early weeks of breast feeding. It is usually caused by the bacteria staphylococcus aureus. It requires incision and drainage with appropriate antibiotic treatment based on culture of the pus. ...Read more

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I got a abscess on my breast should i put hot water so it can pop ?

Instead: Try hot compresses. Take a face cloth and soak it in warm water, be careful, that it's not too hot, otherwise you suffer a burn. Let it sit over the culprit area for 5-10 minutes every couple of hours. But to be honest, if this is a large abscess, as in bigger than 1 cm, I would encourage you to seek help from a doctor. Also if you are having fevers, or redness around the wound, seek help too. ...Read more

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I had an abscess on my breast and it has been 14 days since it drained , I have hard tissue , skin is still pink scared it maybe inflamatorybreastcance?

I had an abscess on my breast and it has been 14 days since it drained , I have hard tissue , skin is still pink scared it maybe inflamatorybreastcance?

Age and Biopsy: Inflammatory breast cancer may appear like an infected breast but not typically produce pus to drain. Missing from your presentation is your age. The older you are, the more serious you need to follow this up with the surgeon who drained your abscess. Judging from your picture, if that's you, this is unlikely breast cancer. Ask your surgeon if a biopsy was done. It's not always necessary. ...Read more

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What could cause an abscess on the breast if you're not breast feeding?

Many possibilities: Breaks in skin, however minor, can cause infection in that area. Sometimes it may be the result of blocked ducts, but rarely this is a manifestation of infection elsewhere extending through the bloodstream. If an echocardiogram has been ordered, your doctor is thinking systemic disease spreading. Endocarditis (heart valve infection) is where they are going. Follow up assiduously and get better. ...Read more

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Will doctors perform a breast reduction with an abscess underneath the breast?

Will doctors perform a breast reduction with an abscess underneath the breast?

No: elective breast surgery would not be performed in the setting of an abscess. If this was an old abscess that was completely resolved, I would recommend waiting 6 months since resolution before proceeding with breast reduction ...Read more

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Should i expect a surgeon who wants to incise an abscessed breast duct on me to be familiar with the term "zuska's disease"?

Fistula/abscess: Some may be familiar with the term, as this is a term used because it was characterized by a man named joseph zuska in 1951. More commonly the condition is referred to as a fistula or concomitant abscess around the nipple. Not knowing the name zuska 's disease should not make you think any less of a surgeon. Best wishes. ...Read more