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Doc believe I had a nipple infection & almost healed, but ultrasound still shows something is there, is it the pus that hardened? Will it go away?

Doc believe I had a nipple infection & almost healed, but ultrasound still shows something is there, is it the pus that hardened? Will it go away?

Hard to know: This could be a residual focus of undrained infeciton, could be inflammatory material remaining in a successfully treated area, could be a mass which initiated the infection in your nipple originally. What does your doctor say? They are in the best position to advise you. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

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


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What are the differences between a nipple infection and breast cancer?

What are the differences between a nipple infection and breast cancer?

Unclear question: Infection is due usually to bacteria. Cancer is a disorder of cell growth. If you have any concern about having either, please see your doctor as an examination is need to tell the difference. ...Read more

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What to do about nipple infection or breast cancer?

What to do about nipple infection or breast cancer?

The best place to: Start for either of these conditions is with a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause nipple pain if I don't have any other symptoms of infection?

What can cause nipple pain if I don't have any other symptoms of infection?

See your doctor: There can be a number of reasons. You need an exam by a health care provider for the answer. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a chest infection?

What are the symptoms of a chest infection?

Cough, SOB, fever: The most common symptoms of pneumonia are cough, sputum production, shortness of breath, fever, chills, and chest pain on inspiration. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a chest infection?

What are the symptoms of a chest infection?

Productive cough: When one has a chest infection, cough increases in order to clear out the excessive mucus production that one's immune system produces to help fight the infection. Fever may also be present and the mucus will often become discolored with either viral or bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Month and a half ago doctor told me I have chest infection and took medicine and got a little better but now all my symptoms are back againwhat is it?

Month and a half ago doctor told me I have chest infection and took medicine and got a little better but now all my symptoms are back againwhat is it?

Need more info: This is not a problem which can be solved over the internet. You need to go back and see your doctor. Make a list of each and every one of your symptoms and the sequence in which they occurred, and any other associated things you think are relevant and take this with you to the doctor and be examined and perhaps have imaging studies and labs. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an infection of the chest wall?

What are the symptoms of an infection of the chest wall?

Depends on where: Depending on where in the chestwall an infection is, the symptoms will be different. Symptoms also depend on how big and how bad the infection is. A small boil in the skin would look like a reddened pimple that hurts when pressed. A deeper infection may feel like heat, pain, firmness, swelling, fever, etc... Unusual symptoms should be checked by a doctor, as deeper infections may not be obvious. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a chest infection and is it fatal?

What are the symptoms of a chest infection and is it fatal?

Chest infection: Chest infection can present with cough, breathing difficulty, chest pain, headache and fever. They can be fatal if not treated.
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Pain in the chest without cough and no other symtopms. Chests clean and blood preasure normal. Could that be infection?

Chest pain: Chest pain can be due to heart problem (angina) pulled muscles in chest, pneumonia, pleurisy (infection of pleura which is covering of lung), reflux, breast issues, rib fractures, skin infections. It's best to consult a doctor for detailed history and examination to find cause for your pain.
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The symptoms of my chest infection developed in a month from bloody mucus to sob n chest discomfort. Does that mean it'll take as long to heal?

The symptoms of my chest infection developed in a month from bloody mucus to sob n chest discomfort. Does that mean it'll take as long to heal?

Pneumonia: Chest infections or pneumonias can sometimes take weeks to months for the inflammation to go down. And even though the infection has been cleared, the symptoms can linger that long too. Depending on the size and extent of your infection, it could take that long for symptoms to completely resolve. I'd ask your doctor specifically. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a chest infection, however the symptoms on a medical website symptom checker suggest pneumonia. Can you help with please?

I have been diagnosed with a chest infection, however the symptoms on a medical website symptom checker suggest pneumonia. Can you help with please?

Tomato tamato: Chest infection/pneumonia usually mean the same thing as long as your on the right antibiotic you should be fine. It will be up to you and your doctor to determine if your on the right meds. ...Read more

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Symptoms of headache, chest pains, coughing, random bruising, infections?

Sounds like more: Than can be sorted out in 400 characters. Need a visit with your doc for a complete history and exam. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an acute sinus infection? Plus chest hurts, and throwing up.

What are the symptoms of an acute sinus infection? Plus chest hurts, and throwing up.

My sympathy!: Facial and/or dental pain, fever, discolored mucous discharge with nose blowing. The majority are caused by viral infections and last 4 weeks or less. 0.5 - 2% progress to bacterial infection. Antibiotic resistance has increased to the 30-40% range. Cough, sore throat, facial tenderness may accompany. Your symptoms: do you have pneumonia? You need a chest x-ray, exam, and maybe blood work. ...Read more

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I had a pft which shows "asthma". I have no problem inhaling fully, but exhaling is hard. My symptoms have gotten much worse after a chest infection.

Need evaluation: Pft can only show the degree of obstruction, whereas the diagnosis of asthma is a clinical one. For pts with asthma, chest infections can make things worse due to flare up of their airway inflammation. Sounds like you require urgent evaluation to treat acute symptoms & improve yr asthma management in the long run. Please talk to your doctor or an asthma specialist immediately. ...Read more

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Something has happened to my lungs 5 months ago when I had a chest infection and they won't get better. All symptoms point to copd. Pft showed asthma.

Something has happened to my lungs 5 months ago when I had a chest infection and they won't get better. All symptoms point to copd. Pft showed asthma.

Treatment...: Treatment for asthma includes bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. If symptoms continue, there are other treatments, including evaluation by an allergist to aggressively treat diagnosed allergies. A lung specialist can also assist the family doctor with diagnosis and treatment, so see a lung doctor as well if symptoms persist. If pft is not showing chronic obstruction, COPD is unlikely. ...Read more

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Can HIV symptoms show up 48 hours after infection? Had sex and now have swollen lymph nodes in chest.

Can HIV symptoms show up 48 hours after infection? Had sex and now have swollen lymph nodes in chest.

Nope.: Give couple of weeks for the symptoms to appear. Swollen lymphnodes could be due to something else. ...Read more

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Clot traveled to spleen and its oversized and have viral infection symptoms. Sore spleen and chest, kidney. How long do I have to live?

Clot traveled to spleen and its oversized and have viral infection symptoms. Sore spleen and chest, kidney. How long do I have to live?

Splenic infarct: If appropriately managed this will probably not influence your life expectancy. You may have infective endocarditis with emboli to the spleen or there are other areas from which this may occur, most of them amenable to treatment. Relax and follow your doctor's guidance. Good luck ...Read more

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1yr old with rattle/phlem sound in chest, slight cough, no other symptoms. Can it be formula, teething or virus? Had recent sinus infection. Is it serious?

1yr old with rattle/phlem sound in chest, slight cough, no other symptoms. Can it be formula, teething or virus? Had recent sinus infection. Is it serious?

Not teething: Teething does not cause these kinds of symptoms. I would have her re-evaluated by her pedestrian to make sure this is not something serious. ...Read more

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I have some symptoms i'd like to ask about including headaches, fatigue, dizziness, back pains, random bruises, coughing, infections and chest pains. What could be theproblem?

I have some symptoms i'd like to ask about including headaches, fatigue, dizziness, back pains, random bruises, coughing, infections and chest pains. What could be theproblem?

See a doctor: Cannot, even if you gave enough data, diagnose you on the internet. These symptoms deserve a detailed evaluation by a competent experienced clinician who can obtain a full history and a detailed physical exam. Do this soon. ...Read more

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I have had sinus infection/cold symptoms for a couple weeks - went to my dr. This week and he prescribed augmentin and zyrtec. I am taking the augmentin but took zyrtec one time and felt quite restless and stopped. Dr. Never listened to my chest and gave

I have had sinus infection/cold symptoms for a couple weeks - went to my dr. This week and he prescribed augmentin and zyrtec. I am taking the augmentin but took zyrtec one time and felt quite restless and stopped. Dr. Never listened to my chest and gave

Call your doctor: Call the doctor and ask to speak with him about the side effects. He/she might switch to something else or tell you to stop altogether. Maybe the combination of the two was the problem. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor and she said I had a upper respiratory tract infection. I was wondering if it was normal for the symptoms of phlegm and tightness in chest to come back soon?

I went to the doctor and she said I had a upper respiratory tract infection. I was wondering if it was normal for the symptoms of phlegm and tightness in chest to come back soon?

Depends on Tx.: Upper respiratory infections tend to be viral in origin, and therefore resolve on their own even without treatment. Recurrence could mean that it's simply not over yet, or that you acquired another infection, or that it's not truly a viral URI. You may need a re-evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm also having a cough and chest congestion. Can otitis media or middle ear infections cause these symptoms?

I'm also having a cough and chest congestion. Can otitis media or middle ear infections cause these symptoms?

No, but....: A middle ear infection will not cause cough and chest congestion. However, the same virus that caused the middle ear infection in the first place may also have caused lower respiratory tract infection/symptoms. ...Read more

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Cold/flu symptoms 3mths suddenly palpitations, shaking, sweating, pains in left arm/chest lasting 3hrs thyroid fine. Do I possibly have an infection?

Cold/flu symptoms 3mths suddenly palpitations, shaking, sweating, pains in left arm/chest lasting 3hrs thyroid fine. Do I possibly have an infection?

See a doctor: Yes, you may have an infection, but there are numerous other possibilities. These symptoms are serious and should not be ignored any longer. Go and see somebody and be professionally evaluated. Good luck and get better. ...Read more

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Something showing on left lung on chest xray doc said could be infection have to have CT scan no symptoms except pain in left shoulder blade been ther?

Continue evaluation: Any lesion detected in the lung by imaging studies should be followed up by further detailed imaging, like ct scanning, etc. Then there may be a need for bronchoscopy with transbroncial biopsy, trans thoracic biopsy or even open surgery if necessary. But one step at a time. It sounds like you have an excellent doctor who is proceeding methodically to establish an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have some kind of lung infection. My doctor gave me bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 800-160 for 10 days and my symptoms persist. Acne on my back and ache in chest on right?

I have some kind of lung infection. My doctor gave me bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 800-160 for 10 days and my symptoms persist. Acne on my back and ache in chest on right?

Reword this question: "Some kind of lung infection" means nothing. Cough? Fever? What is the DR's diagnosis? Any other meds? Ache in chest due to cough? How long ill? Effective therapy of bronchitis is time + inhalers. Antibiotic therapy is not effective for viral infections. While Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not the first choice for acne, it can be effective. If the acne is improved after 3 months, continue the med. Usually just 1 a d ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more