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What are the symptoms of breast abscess?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Red, painful lump

Breast abscesses usually cause a red, swollen, tender lump.
Associated symptoms may include fever, malaise, and lethargy. While more common when breastfeeding, they can occur at any age. The cornerstone of therapy includes antibiotics and drainage, which may be done via needle aspiration or surgical "i and d", depending on the severity of the infection.

In brief: Red, painful lump

Breast abscesses usually cause a red, swollen, tender lump.
Associated symptoms may include fever, malaise, and lethargy. While more common when breastfeeding, they can occur at any age. The cornerstone of therapy includes antibiotics and drainage, which may be done via needle aspiration or surgical "i and d", depending on the severity of the infection.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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