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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham Dr. Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
2,504 doctors shared insights

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 Dr. Hampton
Breast Surgery
19 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of breast abscess?

What are the symptoms of breast abscess?

Pain & redness: An abscess typically has pain and redness of the skin. In some, there may be a buldge, fevers and chills. It is important to seek care from a breast specialist. Incision and drainage is usually the treatment along with antibiotics. If you think you have a problem, seek care from your physician immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Braunstein Dr. Braunstein
Surgery
33 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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18 years old female had a left breast abscess underwent drainage 1 yearr before now she got recurred again with similar symptoms ?

18 years old female had a left breast abscess underwent drainage 1 yearr before now she got recurred again with similar symptoms ?

Breast abscess: You may have dilated ducts or a chronic cyst. See a surgeon for ultrasound and treatment plan. Do not smoke, it maked the condition worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Hebert Dr. Hebert
Pathology
25 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue ?

Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue ?

Breast cancer: Most breast cancers present as a painless lump within the breast. Your description of itchy painful breast would be an unusual presentation. Some advanced cases can present with skin involvement that can look like orange peel with redness. See you doctor for an exam, probably time for a mammogram as well. Best of luck. ...Read more

Dr. Kathryn Wagner Dr. Wagner
Surgery
27 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Michael Zadeh Dr. Zadeh
Surgery
13 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Lee Pederson Dr. Pederson
Surgery
23 years in practice
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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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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Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

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Dr. Regina Hampton Dr. Hampton
Breast Surgery
19 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Describe the features of a breast abscess.?

Describe the features of a breast abscess.?

Red-hot,painful lump: 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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Dr. M. Hytham Beck Dr. Beck
Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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How to know that a breast abscess is recurring?

How to know that a breast abscess is recurring?

It depends: you are 20 years old the only reason for you to have a breast abscess if you are lactating now i assume you had abscess before you are concern about recurrences if you start having any pain or redness in your breast or part of it feel feverish or if you are having fever or chills you might be having a recurrent abscess if that is the case you need to go to the ER or to your docotr ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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What are the consequences of developing breast abscess?

What are the consequences of developing breast abscess?

Blood infection: Sepsis or systemic blood infection can occur readily in breast abscesses due to the proximity to major blood vessels and the thoracic duct in the chest. If treated, there can also be cosmetic scarring and breast deformity. Breast infections/abscesses are more common in breast feeding new mothers who delay treatment of "mastitis". ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda Dr. Uyeda
Surgery
41 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Breast abscess, what can I expect to see if I have one?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Ly Phan Dr. Phan
Surgery
18 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Regina Hampton Dr. Hampton
Breast Surgery
19 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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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

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