Breast Abscess

Breast abscess refers to the build-up of pus in the breast generally caused by an infection. It is a painful condition. This condition is commonly seen among breastfeeding women. Breast abscesses can be a complication of breast infection called mastitis. Some of the symptoms of breast abscess are low milk production, redness and warmth in the breast region, and discharge from the nipples.

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Kindly check the test results of breast cancer and explain.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother was diagnosed with grade 4 breast cancer last month. She had abscess drainage from the left breast. Now, she is taking Femara 2.5 and Zometa 4.0 mg. After the next day, she became sick with fever, weakness, and lost consciousness for 30 seconds. We took her to the emergency i...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). She has metastatic inflammatory breast cancer with lung and bony metastasis. She needs to control diabetes by doing exercise, diet, and medication. She needs to consult an endocrinologist ...  Read Full »

What does dense breast on mammogram indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my ultrasound and mammogram for my dense right breast. Can you please help me with the results?  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The mammography done today (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows mild puckering of skin in the medial, lateral view near the breast's central part. This is not visualized in the cranial caudal view. Today's ultrasound scan shows a small well d...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for sudden painful lump in the breast of a lactating mother?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is breastfeeding my nine months baby. Suddenly from today morning, her left breast got a lump, and it is painful. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Can you tell me if she has any fever as well. Is she having more than the required quantity of milk, what the baby is demanding? Any problem in the right breast? Any history of similar complaints? Is your baby ...  Read Full »

Is it dangerous to feed the baby with some pus after I had I and D for breast abscess?

Query: Hello doctor, Before two weeks, I have undergone I and D for breast abscess, from that day I have stopped feeding my baby. On 21st of March doctor checked and said no need of dressing and there is a small lump still present keep warm compress it will go and told me not to feed the baby. I am keepin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please do not worry. A single episode of a small amount of pus exudation may occur. Ideally, you should have pumped away the first set of milk and then started feeding. But please do not get distressed now. Keep breastfeeding your baby keeping following things in mind. ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for tender lump on breast?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. My BMI is 22, I am a non-smoker with no ongoing conditions like diabetes. I am not breastfeeding and have never been pregnant. I developed mastitis very suddenly about three weeks ago, by that evening I was in A and E with a lump the size of an egg in one br...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Let me assure you that there are no cancers which come suddenly and settles with antibiotics. One breast cancer which progresses over a few period is inflammatory carcinoma of the breast but it does not come in days and settle with antibiotics. You have a breast absc...  Read Full »

I have a painful lump in my breast. Are my reports suggestive of a breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a lump on my breast that is painful. It is on the right breast, under the underarms. I was given vitamin E medicine, and I was told to get ultrasound and FNAC. I have attached both my reports. The reports say FNAC smear prepared from right breast reveal abundant neutrophils admi...  Read Full »

Dr. Andrew Chellakumar Fenn

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the lesion looks suggestive of a breast abscess and not suggestive of a breast cancer. But FNAC is not confirmatory. Your ultrasound report was not attached. You...  Read Full »

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