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Ive got a cut under my breast where my bra lies against my skint it's cut open and very itchy and looks like puss coming out of the cuts?

Ive got a cut under my breast where my bra lies against my skint it's cut open and very itchy and looks like puss coming out of the cuts?

Urgent care visit: if the area is infected you will need debridement, topical antibiotic therapy, and if severe oral or intravenous antibiotics ! Go to you doctor, an urgent care center, or ER to get this addressed immediately, don't wait ! ...Read more

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Lump removed from breast and now puss is coming out of the melting stitched area. Doctor said that I should dress it and clean it.How do I do that?

Lump removed from breast and now puss is coming out of the melting stitched area. Doctor said that I should dress it and clean it.How do I do that?

EZ does it.: When absorbable sutures dissolve, they do so as you describe. However, if there is true pus with increasing redness, swelling, pain and warmth with a worsening wound, then infection is likely. If not, then gentle cleansing with soap and water daily and applying an antibiotic ointment to the incision daily will help. If it looks worse, get back to the doc for their evaluation. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Check yourself after your period
Monthly
Check daily in shower after soaping up
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Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
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Observe skin around nipples
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I'm 20 yrs old and have a painful bump between my breasts. I keep popping it and a ton of puss and blood comes out but it keeps coming back. Ideas?

I'm 20 yrs old and have a painful bump between my breasts. I keep popping it and a ton of puss and blood comes out but it keeps coming back. Ideas?

Abscess: Go to you doctor, and get the pus drained completely and antibiotics to clear the infection to cure. Youv will also need at least wound (pus) culture. The depth of the wound and bone involvement need to be checked as the length of antibiotics will be longer if bone or joint involved. Be Well. ...Read more

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Puss filled bumps under large breasts? I have very painful bumps under my breasts, what could they be?

Puss filled bumps under large breasts? I have very painful bumps under my breasts, what could they be?

Infection: Pus is a sign of an infection and should be evaluated and treated by your doctor. Don't hesitate as infections can spread an worsen. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Seek immediate evaluation by your physician
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Have diagnostic mammography, ultrasound or MRI if recommended
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Remember most breast lumps are benign
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I have one tiny white bump on my breast. It is completely painless. When I examined it I accidentally squeezed out white puss. What could this be?

I have one tiny white bump on my breast. It is completely painless. When I examined it I accidentally squeezed out white puss. What could this be?

Folliculitis or...: It could be an infected hair follicle or it could be a little sebaceous cyst. Assuming that it's small (1-2mm) If it's bigger than 2mm, then you should see a doctor. Any breast mass needs to be examined by a physician, unless it's solely a skin issue. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Perform monthly self breast exams.
monthly
See your doctor immediately if breast lump found.
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Yearly breast exams after age 40 by your doctor.
yearly
Yearly mammograms after age 40.
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have a crater in breast size of a dollar. It balloons with blood where thick puss used to be. When drained it deflates. What's is this?

have a crater in breast size of a dollar. It balloons with blood where thick puss used to be. When drained it deflates. What's is this?

Inflamed cyst: Sounds like an inflamed intradermal cyst which can be cleaned out with local anesthesia. See your DR. ...Read more

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