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How does a breast infection look?
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Like any other
Infection, pain swelling redness and elevated temperature.

In brief: Like any other
Infection, pain swelling redness and elevated temperature.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Red and warm
Like a bacterial infection anywhere in the body, it causes localized inflammation which looks red, feels warm, feels tense and swollen, and eventually can cause tissue death and burst spontaneously if an abscess has formed.
In the breast there are ducts which lead to the skin and get blocked for various reasons. Since most of the infections can be serious, it is best to have a doctor look at it.

In brief: Red and warm
Like a bacterial infection anywhere in the body, it causes localized inflammation which looks red, feels warm, feels tense and swollen, and eventually can cause tissue death and burst spontaneously if an abscess has formed.
In the breast there are ducts which lead to the skin and get blocked for various reasons. Since most of the infections can be serious, it is best to have a doctor look at it.
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Dr. Tito Vasquez
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