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Has anyone ever treated a breast abscess?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
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In brief: Yes

The treatment involves drainage of the abscess (with a needle or a surgical incision) and antibiotics.

In brief: Yes

The treatment involves drainage of the abscess (with a needle or a surgical incision) and antibiotics.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

More common in lactating women, but principle of treatment is like any other abcess.
You have to drain the pus by making a small incision into the abcess cavity, and let it heal from the inside out. Problem with a lactating breast is a risk of a milk fistula-where milk would leak from the incision rather than be expressed from the nipple.

In brief: Yes

More common in lactating women, but principle of treatment is like any other abcess.
You have to drain the pus by making a small incision into the abcess cavity, and let it heal from the inside out. Problem with a lactating breast is a risk of a milk fistula-where milk would leak from the incision rather than be expressed from the nipple.
Dr. Lee Pederson
Dr. Lee Pederson
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