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What symptoms typically go along with breast abscess?

What symptoms typically go along with breast abscess?

Pain and swelling: A breast abscess will usually cause significant pain, fever, erythema, swelling, induration, and a mass in the affected breast. Treatment is surgical drainage and antibiotics. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue ?

Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue ?

Breast cancer: Most breast cancers present as a painless lump within the breast. Your description of itchy painful breast would be an unusual presentation. Some advanced cases can present with skin involvement that can look like orange peel with redness. See you doctor for an exam, probably time for a mammogram as well. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat this breast abcess?

What can I do to treat this breast abcess?

Prompt med eval: A breast abscess requires prompt medical attention. Abscesses usually require incision and drainage. Please don't try to self-treat for this one. ...Read more

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Please tell me the pathophysiology of breast abcess?

Please tell me the pathophysiology of breast abcess?

Walled-off infection: An abscess anywhere is a local bacterial infection that has successfully isolated itself from the immune system by forming a pocket of pus with no blood flow or viable tissue inside. Because there is no blood flow, antibiotics will never reach an abscess and are ineffective, so the only treatment is drainage. Sometimes they rupture and drain on their own, but sometimes an incision is needed. ...Read more

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I had breast abcess and surgery done i got the scan again because of hard substence still present. The report says necrotic tissue ?

Need further eval: If necrotic tissue present this need to be debrided - cleaned. Your surgeon can help. Orally take methionine 500mg twice daily it will build good collagen tissue. ...Read more

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How long does lump after breast abcess last?

Breast abscess: That depends. It resolves more quickly if the fluid is aspirated repeatedly as it accumulates. Also antibiotics are typically prescribed. It mostly depends upon the size. ...Read more

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I have a breast abcess , with no head, that has drained thru another abcess on my breast.. Do i still have to have it lanced since t doesn't have head?

I have a breast abcess , with no head, that has drained thru another abcess on my breast.. Do i still have to have it lanced since t doesn't have head?

Breast specialist: A breast abscess is best managed by a qualified breast surgeon. It has the potential to cause great damage if not appropriately drained and treated. It is unusual for an abscess to respond to antibiotics alone, without drainage. You have the best chance of being able to continue to breastfeed if you get this taken care of properly. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have breast abcess and am still breastfeeding what can I do as the pain is unbearable?

I have breast abcess and am still breastfeeding what can I do as the pain is unbearable?

See your doctor : Keep breastfeeding. You should get antibiotics that treat the infection that are safe for breastfeeding . If this doesn't make it go away, you may need to have it drained with a needle. I pray for your healing. ...Read more