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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

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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How long does fever associated with breast abscess last?

How long does fever associated with breast abscess last?

If treated....: If your abscess is treated appropriately with drainage and antibiotics, the fever should resolve within 48-72 hours. If the fever persists, then contact your surgeon, the abscess may not have been completely drained (can happen with a complex abscess) or you may need a different antibiotic. ...Read more

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How long does chills associated with breast abscess last?

How long does chills associated with breast abscess last?

If treated....: If your abscess is treated appropriately with drainage and antibiotics, the fever and chills should resolve within 48-72 hours. If the fever/chills persists, then contact your surgeon, the abscess may not have been completely drained (can happen with a complex abscess) or you may need a different antibiotic. This may mean the infection has spread beyond the breast. ...Read more

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How long does breast firmness associated with breast abscess last?

How long does breast firmness associated with breast abscess last?

Can be: Several weeks. Depends on the size of the infection, healing of an open wound, etc. If there is increasing pain or swelling at the site, see your doctor to be sure it is healing properly. ...Read more

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How long does breast aches associated with breast abscess last?

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 malaise associated with breast abscess last?

How long does malaise associated with breast abscess last?

Resolve w/ treatment: Malaise with a breast abscess is not a common symptom. This usually means a more serious infection that may be beyond the breast. Treatment for a breast abscess included drainage/aspiration and antibiotics. I highly recommend you contact your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does breast erythema associated with breast abscess last?

How long does breast erythema associated with breast abscess last?

If treated....: If your abscess is treated appropriately with drainage and antibiotics, the fever should resolve within 48-72 hours. The erythema should also improve in that time. It can take up to 1 week for the redness to completely resolve.
If the fever or redness persists, then contact your surgeon, the abscess may not have been completely drained. ...Read more

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How long does breast tenderness associated with breast abscess last?

Until treated & gone: A breast abscess may require surgical drainage as well as antibiotics (antibiotics alone don't always work, especially for abscess, and even less for large abscess). Even after drained and effectively treated, there will still be swelling and inflammation from the infection, dependent on the severity and length of time it went untreated. Could be weeks to a few months, worse with menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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How long does breast lumpiness associated with mastitis last?

How long does breast lumpiness associated with mastitis 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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How long does breast lumpiness associated with clogged milk duct last?

How long does breast lumpiness associated with clogged milk duct last?

Few days: If you are breast feeding and you have experienced lumpy tender breast/breasts as you are learning to breast feed, you may have mild engorgement. If you have pain and fever call your OB about need for medication. If no fever, try pumping breasts for 3-5 minutes before breast feeding to get milk flowing and unclog ducts. Usually 2 or 3 days of this before feeds will resolve problem. ...Read more

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My wife, 27, non-lactating, has been facing recurring breast abscess (pus oozes from the skin) on her left breast since last year. Suggest treatment.

My wife, 27, non-lactating, has been facing recurring breast abscess (pus oozes from the skin) on her left breast since last year. Suggest treatment.

May require drainage: You usually start with antibiotics. Ask your doctor to do gram stain, culture and antibiotic sensitivity before she starts antibiotics. However, if this had been recurrent, it might had formed a fistula, than it needs to be drained surgically ...Read more

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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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Might have a breast abscess -- what does one look like?

Might have a breast abscess -- what does one look like?

Breast Infection: 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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Can you get breast abscess from having your partner suck?

Hmmmmm: You may cause trauma to the breast tissue which may cause it to get inflame and may develop associate infection which may turn into abscess. Notice there are many may in this scenario. ...Read more

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Does smoking affect breast abscess wound?

Yes: Smoking cigarettes is never recommended, but especially when one is trying to heal a wound or acute infection. By constricting blood vessels, slower healing occurs due to lack of germ-fighting blood cells getting to the wound, and many other effects. It is a well-known surgical fact that wound healing and recovery is impaired by regular cigarette use. ...Read more

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Does smoking affect a breast abscess wound?

Yes: Smoking has a negative effect on all wound healing! It will make healing harder! ...Read more

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Can breast abscess removed without any surgery?

Can breast abscess removed without any surgery?

Possibly: Sometimes aspiration of the abscess and antibiotics can " cure" an abscess without surgery. The aspiration would also allow an accurate culture be done to guide antibiotic choice as well. ...Read more

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What should be done for a breast abscess 1 year post nursing?

Breast surgeon: Breast abscesses can be painful and recurrent. They can be related to breast feeding but could be from a new problem eg mammary duct fistula. Please get a referral to a breast surgeon to have the problem evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a breast abscess?

What is the treatment for a breast abscess?

Antibiotics & drain: Treat the infection with antibiotics and perform surgical incision procedure to drain out the infection if it is large enough. ...Read more

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How do I know it is a breast abscess or mastitis?

How do I know it is a breast abscess or mastitis?

Need MD Evaluation: Common features of breast abscesses & mastitis include swelling and redness of the breast; however, an abscess is often associated with a new, tender, progressively-enlarging lump. The distinction may be subtle, requiring surgical evaluation +/- ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a breast abscess?

What is the best way to get rid of a breast abscess?

ABX, Aspiration, I & D: Breast abscesses usually cause a red, swollen, tender lump. Associated symptoms may include fever, malaise, and lethargy. While more common when breastfeeding, they can occur at any age. The cornerstone of therapy includes antibiotics and drainage, which may be done via needle aspiration or surgical "i and d", depending on the severity of the infection. ...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?

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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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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Is it possible for a breast abscess to lead to breast cancer?

Is it possible for a breast abscess to lead to breast cancer?

No: Pure abscess is infection not cancer. However, a cancerous lump can have "dead" cells within it, because it is fast growing, overgrowing, so necrotic or dead tissue in it can have what looks like "pus". ...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?

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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