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Breast Gland Infection
Left breast extremely sore and swollen, nipple swollen, gland in breast swollen, breast is hot, skin on breast is stripping, fever. Breast infection?
Sounds suspicious: It sounds suspicious for an infection, you need to see your MD and might need antibiotics. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
One swollen breast, sore and cup size bigger. Not red. Spanish doctor said my breast has responded to a systemic infection as glands are up. Possible?
Swollen breast: Seek a second opinion. You need an accurate opinion so that proper treatment can be instituted ...Read more
Pain in left armpit radiating to breast and arm. Doc says no swollen glands, no redness. Don't feel ill but pain persists. Second opinion? Infection?
Infection unlikely: Infection anywhere in the body will show signs of inflammation besides pain. Inflammation will produce fever and local tenderness and reddness. In the absence of these signs, infection is unlikely. Pain in the arm can originate in the neck in case there is pressure on the nerves. You should ask your doctor to give you some pain medication and continue to monitor your pain. More tests may be requir. ...Read more
I have shingles, asthma and recovering from chest infection. Now right neck gland sore but not swollen and am very sore to breathe in at neck.
Adenopathy: This is probably a tender lymph node. ...Read more
Itchy feet and legs at night and persistent chest infection what is this? Depression and feeling of illness and swollen glands
More info and see MD:
Itchy skin may be associated with dry skin--happens moreso in winter or in people who swim a lot in pools. Persistent chest infection-external or internal--pneumonia or skin infection.
depression should be addressed with your physician.
swollen glands may be associated with a viral process, infection or an oncologic issue. Do you have fevers or recent infection and which glands are swollen? ...Read more
Sinus infection twice followed by sneezing, runny nose chest pain swollen glands, hacking cough with thick green, white, dark yellow mucus. Cold?
Probably sinus: Your history suggests that you may be suffering from nasal congestion (most likely from allergies) leading to obstruction of the sinus drainage and then infection. Controlling the nasal congestion would be the first step (visit an allergist?). Later on a CT sinus and/or immune work-up may be pursued if indicated. ...Read more
Inner ear infection? Throat, ear, and jaw are very sore. Feel like I'm losing my voice. Ear hurts more every time I swallow. Neck hurts. Cough. Glands feel swollen. Very tired. Sneezing. Chest hurts.
Ear infection: May have an ear infection-viral or bacterial. Viral infections can last up to 10 days and symptom treatment and time are your best allies. Watch for clear secretions that change colors after symptoms have been present for a week or so and are accompanied by new onset fever or any other symptoms that concern you to decide if you need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Possible & unlikely: Symptoms of sunburn and infection certainly overlap. Both are red, swollen, painful and can cause changes in temperature. Multiple diagnoses causing the same symptoms is very common in medicine. The difference is the history. If it happens after unprotected or prolonged sun exposure it's most likely a sunburn. If it is severe, check with your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more
Has glands: In utero, all parts are there to start, then differentiate, according to genes (xx female, xy male), hormonal triggers. ...Read more
No, not necessarily: If you have a palpable lump in your breast or any enlarged lymph nodes/glands in the armpit, you should be examined by your doctor to guide you further. ...Read more
Yes normal: Our breasts have bunch of glands and ducts which are placed in the form of a convoluted. Ball that feels like a lump. When we talk about breast self exam and palpating for lumps-- we mean any any lumps in addition to the breast tissue. ...Read more
After 6 months into my post-op, I have more gland leftover in one breast. Should I attribute this to swelling or bad gland tissue?
If you had: A reduction mammoplasty some tissue was left behind. You might need a revision ...Read more
About 2 weeks ago I noticed I had this brownish mark between my breasts. Just a couple of days ago it started to peel. Is this a yeast infection?
Yes: Most likely from frequent pumping. Or it could be a galactocele. ...Read more
Tough to say: Your answer may come best by the dr. Who is treating you for them. Sometimes, there can be underlying areas where infections are lingering and they may cause periodic flare-ups. Check with your treating dr., and see what they feel is the cause. Best wishes. ...Read more
Breastfeed: Hard to control completely, but mastitis (an infection in the milk production glands) can be improved (and possibly avoided) by emptying the milk ducts completely. When infection is detected, pump or feed frequently in the affected area. Don't blame yourself, however, if you end up needing antibiotics - which can happen despite excellent emptying of the breast. ...Read more
Maybe: You could just go buy an antifungal cream which is available at any pharmacy over-the-counter. ...Read more
I have an montgomery gland that is kind of hard on the tip of it I have like eight on one breast but only one of them feels like this?
Montgomery cyst: The Montgomery glands can become obstructed and form a cyst. As long as it is not inflamed or tender, it can be observed and 80% will resolve within 2 years. See your doctor to verify and follow. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I have an infection in the middle of my breast and I don't know what it is. I've had it for 3months now. Can you please tell me what I need to do.
3 months: - it is time for medical evaluation at this point. Take care. ...Read more
If I ignore my diagnosed fungal infection between my breasts, would that spread or cause anything serious, like internal infections? Just curious.
Topical to systemic: A topical fungal infection is a person w/an intact immune system should not spread internally. The most worrysome thing would be a bacterial superinfection on top of the fungal infection. Most importantly, keep area as clean & dry as possible. You might consider an antifungal powder (look inthe jock itch section of the store). If possible at home do not wear a bra & allow oxygen to work. ...Read more
Ok my left boob has grown bigger this past couple months I have lopsided breasts now already got it checked doctor said it could be fluid in glands?
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