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What are the consequences of developing breast abscess?
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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".

In brief: 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".
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Scarring, maybe
Usually abscesses can be drained and treated with antibiotics.
If successfully they may leave some minimal scarring, but this will depend upon the size and location of the abscess.

In brief: Scarring, maybe
Usually abscesses can be drained and treated with antibiotics.
If successfully they may leave some minimal scarring, but this will depend upon the size and location of the abscess.
Dr. Martin Raff
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