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Can I pop a breast abscess?

Can I pop a breast abscess?

Would not: Best treatment is adequate surgical drainage. If the opening is too small, the abscess can come back. Best to see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can I pick a breast abscess myself?

Can I pick a breast abscess myself?

No: See your physician as soon as possible, first you need diagnosis, is it a simple abscess or tumor, you don't want to introduce lethal infections. ...Read more

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Possible breast abscess. How to tell?

Possible breast abscess. How to tell?

Red, tender lump: A breast abscess will manifest itself as a hot, red, tender lump in the breast +/- fever; eventually, the entire breast can become swollen &red. Treatment is centered on antibiotics and abscess drainage, either thru (repeated) needle aspiration, or even surgical drainage if aspiration is unsuccessful. Please see your gyne or primary care dr. Today. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever treated a breast abscess?

Has anyone ever treated a breast abscess?

Yes: The treatment involves drainage of the abscess (with a needle or a surgical incision) and antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Breast abscess?

What is the definition or description of: Breast abscess?

Breast abscess: Breast abscess = a collection of pus in the breast which is usually caused by a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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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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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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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 woundw?

Does smoking affect a breast abscess woundw?

Yes: Smoking interferes with wound healing. The healing is delayed, suboptimal, and may never finish due to a multitude of direct and indirect adverse effects of tobacco 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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Breast abscess, lactation question. Any experts here?

Breast abscess, lactation question. Any experts here?

I can help...: ...But I need to know the specific question. If you are asking if you can breast-feed with a breast abscess, the answer is yes. Breast abscesses are best managed with antibiotics and repeated aspiration as needed until they resolve. Hope this helps. ...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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Is it common for teenage girls to develop a breast abscess?

Is it common for teenage girls to develop a breast abscess?

No, but it happens.: Breast abscesses can occur at any age, typically via normal skin bacteria entering a break in the skin or nipple. Rx centers on antibiotics and draining any pus, ideally via (repeated) aspirations rather than surgical drainage. Surgical evaluation is mandatory--it is best to treat this as early as possible. ...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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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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What does it mean if proteus maribila was found in my breast abscess culture?

What does it mean if proteus maribila was found in my breast abscess culture?

2 nd most common: Most women who get breast abscess are lactating, some may have diabetes. This bacteria is one of more common that shows up in the breast abscess. All it means that the abscess must be drained, and your body should take care of the rest. Some doctors still may give antibiotics, but drainage is best treatment. ...Read more

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If had a breast abscess and it's clearing up, why do I have a constant sharp pain?

Maybe healing: Sometimes, after an infection or maybe you had an incision and drainage of the abscess, there can be pain while healing. Once healing begins, nerve fibers in the area can sometimes be hypersensitive for a short time. You should also see your doctor to be sure that the infection is not recurring, causing you more pain. ...Read more

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What is a breast abscess?

Localized Infection: A breast abscess is a localized collection of pus in the breast tissue. Breast abscesses develop as a result of infection of the breast tissue which can occur due to several causes. Treatment involves incision and drainage of the breast abscess. ...Read more

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What are the tests for breast abscess?

Aspiration: The best way to diagnose a breast abscess is by physical examination supplemented by ultrasound. If a fluid-filled lump is present in the right setting for an abscess (redness, tenderness, swelling, etc), a needle can be inserted under local anesthesia with ultrasound guidance: drawing pus out is diagnostic (and, combined with antibiotics, may be all that's needed for rx). ...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


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