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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

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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 breast abscess is drained?

What breast abscess is drained?

All: Undrained pus will allow the abcess to get bigger, more painful, and take longer to heal. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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Im leaking a thick fluid from my nipples? Colostrum?

Im leaking a thick fluid from my nipples? Colostrum?

See your doctor ASAP: Leaking any fluid from nipples should not be taken lightly unless you are breast feeding. Rare condition such as prolactinoma is one of the possibilities. ...Read more

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Can my breast implants leak fluid into my milk?

Can my breast implants leak fluid into my milk?

No: This is highly unlikely. The implant would first have to rupture, then leak, and the contents then would have to enter the milk ducts. ...Read more

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Puss drainage from my nipple. I'm not breast feeding. Is it an infection?

Puss  drainage from my nipple. I'm not breast feeding. Is it an infection?

Yes: If it really is pus, yes. If it just a whitish discharge it could be normal or not. If in doubt, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Im 11w3d prwgnant...Having engorged breasts and its leaking yellowish milk...Is that normal?Plz advice

Im 11w3d prwgnant...Having engorged breasts and its leaking yellowish milk...Is that normal?Plz advice

Normal: A bit unusual, but definitely normal. If this is not your first baby, it is much more common. Nevertheless, it's nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Does breast fibroadenoma cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Does breast fibroadenoma cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Generally, not: A breast fibroadenoma is usually solid, well defined, and "rubbery" to palpation and does not involve the mammary ducts, thus no discharge. During pregnancy, the discharge may be the initial preparation of the breasts to manufacture milk. Call your OB md and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Right breast feels heavy, is swollen and is leaking colostrum 9 dpo. Had baby 5 mo ago, didn't breast feed. Breast problem or pregnancy?

Right breast feels heavy, is swollen and is leaking colostrum 9 dpo. Had baby 5 mo ago, didn't breast feed. Breast problem or pregnancy?

Breast problem: If pregnancy, likely other symptoms and both breasts would be affected. Have your breasts examined, you might have an infection or cysts that can be treated. Do a pregnancy test, too, if there's a possibility of pregnancy. Be well. ...Read more

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Is brown liquid that leaks from my nipples colostrum?

Not likely: Colostrum is usually a clear or slightly cloudy fluid from the nipples present in a mother only for the first few days after delivering her baby. Your discharge should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Do breast swelling and leaking colostrum after medical abortion indicate that the abortion was successful?

Do breast swelling and leaking colostrum after medical abortion indicate that the abortion was successful?

No: Your body's hormone production that begins the lactation process does not just shut off after an abortion, and may get activated somehow by the process. This effect has nothing to do with the success or failure of the abortion itself ...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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Does having a nipple piercing affect breast feeding?

Does having a nipple piercing affect breast feeding?

Possibly: Nipple Piercings have led to cellulitis & abscesses. The jewelry can snag against clothing with potential of traumatic tears to the nipple. Additionally, scar tissue on the nipple or jewelry can block a milk duck & in some cases make it more difficult to latch during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Could dimpling breasts always signal breast cancer?

Could dimpling breasts always signal breast cancer?

Not always: But it can be, so if you notice new dimpling in your breasts, please see your doc asap. ...Read more

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What's causes breast tenderness and a clear leakage from the breast?

What's causes breast tenderness and a clear leakage from the breast?

Many things.: Caffeine (e.g. Lots of coffee), cysts in the breasts, normal cycle changes, etc.. Can cause breast tenderness. Most leakage/discharge from the breasts is normal. Bloody or pinkish discharge is not normal and warrants further evaluation. ...Read more

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Age 24. Gave birth a week ago. Dark looking breasts during pregnancy. Flat nipple. Blood from both breasts in colostrum. Boil beside breast. Advice?

Age 24. Gave birth a week ago. Dark looking breasts during pregnancy. Flat nipple. Blood from both breasts in colostrum. Boil beside breast. Advice?

Nipple problems: If someone is breastfeeding and has cracked nipples there may be some blood. Most women don't have to deal with that. Also need to have someone see if it is a boil - as in an infection - or if it is a blister from nursing. If someone is having problems breastfeeding it would be a good idea to talk to a lactation consultant. Also should have breasts checked by MD to see if infected or not. ...Read more

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What does a crusted, scabbed, inverted nipple mean, breast cancer?

What does a crusted, scabbed, inverted nipple mean, breast cancer?

Rule out cancer: If the crusted inverted scabbed nipple is something new then it is important to rule out breast cancer unless you have had an inverted nipple since pubertal growth of the breast. ...Read more

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What causes inflammed milk ducts; not breast feeding ; lumps in chest and r/breast. ?

What causes inflammed milk ducts; not breast feeding ; lumps in chest and r/breast. ?

Worrisome: Becca, this can be a number of things. It can be inflamed milk ducts if you have been pregnant or have breastfed in the last year. Infection can cause this, as can lymphedema (blocked lymph glands causing fluid to build up). A blood clot in a vein in your chest or arm can cause this. Last, certain breast cancers appear like this, so please see a doctor as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Post breast enlargement, felt something wrong in my left breast after ultrasound it said leak from silicon implant, am breast feeding, what to do now?

Post breast enlargement, felt something wrong in my left breast after ultrasound it said leak from silicon implant, am breast feeding, what to do now?

Consult a Surgeon: Sounds like your implant has failed. The old implant and as much of the leaked gel as possible will likely have to be removed and a new implant placed. You need to consult with the appropriate surgeon. ...Read more

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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