2 doctors weighed in:

Granulomatous mastitis in october 2012 through biopsy test. Oncology surgeon has put me on steroids - surgery has done and again the pus formation...?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Antibiotics

I have had better luck with excision surgery and antibiotics, not steroids.

In brief: Antibiotics

I have had better luck with excision surgery and antibiotics, not steroids.
Dr. Michael Swor
Dr. Michael Swor
Thank
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery

In brief: Try this

Granulomatous mastitis can be an ongoing problem. The cause is unknown.
Steroids can be effective in some, while others try non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen. There is an association with granulomatous mastitis and colonization/infection with corynebacterium, a class of bacteria. I have has a good response using a combination of steroids and Doxycycline for this problem.

In brief: Try this

Granulomatous mastitis can be an ongoing problem. The cause is unknown.
Steroids can be effective in some, while others try non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen. There is an association with granulomatous mastitis and colonization/infection with corynebacterium, a class of bacteria. I have has a good response using a combination of steroids and Doxycycline for this problem.
Dr. Steve Martinez
Dr. Steve Martinez
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors