Breast abscess after lumpectomy

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Avatar f tn I am now 2 weeks post left breast lumpectomy, and was laying in bed reading last night when i felt moisture on my breast. I went into the bathroom and my bra was soaked with blood. I called the on-call surgeon and she was unconcerned. Today, my breast is very swollen, have pulsating pain, it is warm to the touch and i am nauseated. I am sure my surgeon, whom i thought wad a breast specialist, but is a general surgeon, knows her stuff, but i am concerned nonetheless.
1657910 tn?1302375661 But so far, they don't seem to be working. And I keep having abscesses in my active breast and now have an abscess starting in my somewhat dormant breast. So then the question becomes how long do you keep living like this until you make the "M" decision. Anyway, thanks for letting me get my thoughts out. My surgeon has ordered some new imaging just to make sure we aren't missing anything, check for a few things on blood work, and talk to my other dr about the meds.
Avatar m tn Is it common not to place a drainage tube after a lumpectomy? My mother age 83 had breast cancer surgery in April. Four lymph nodes removed with no drain tube. No her breast is huge and swollen with pain. She was told her body would absord the fluid. Now she looks like she has an abscess on her breast or some type of infection. When asked doctor to give her antibiotics, he said she did not need them.
Avatar n tn Other common etiologies would include infections such as abscess formation. These can also be due to benign breast lesions such as papilloma or fibroadenoma. An uncommon condition is Paget's disease of the breast that commonly present in the nipple area. Since there are lots of possibilities, I suggest you have this looked at by your doctor and obtain adequate tests (like mammogram or ultrasound). Regards.
Avatar f tn Doctor tried to drain out the pus,but again the pus collection happened and hardness in the breast. He had advised to go for aspiration and then he put me on steroids for 30 days. After 30 days, the hardness area become soft with pus. He drained out the pus and couldn't completely....so got the hardness again in 2 places now. Doctor is asking me to go for surgery again.... Please advise. I'm really tensed and scared of this.. and he is not sure that this will not reoccur again.
Avatar f tn During radiation we were all told to drink heaps and to put this ?moisturizing cream on. I had a scar following an abscess after surgery which also thickened during radiation. It doesn't seem as bad now one year later. I was told that skin changes could be expected following radiation. I would discuss your concerns with your doctor.
Avatar f tn I've been "GM Free" in my initial infected breast for close to 3 years (this was done with a surgery and being very closely monitored/drains/etc after). Unfortunately I now have GM in the other breast. My "story" is one here, sorry I've been absent for a long time!
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with IGM back in Feb 2012 and saw a breast specialist and rheumatologist. My doctors gave me intially different antibiotics but none worked and they were recommending I take Methotrexate. But based on my research the chance of getting well with it is 50% only. I did further research by asking doctors I know in South East Asia before I take any other medication.
Avatar f tn At that time they considered it as a breast abscess and the biospy result showed Lympocytic Mastopathy. The problem didnt stop there and abscesses became a weekly routine thats when I went for a second opinion and got it diagnosed as IGM. The breast specialist straight away recommended me for 60 mgs prednisone for 2 weeks. However I did not go for the treatment and she no more wants to see me bcoz I declined her treatment.
93532 tn?1349374050 So much so I am going to be walking the 3 Day, 60-mile walk 6 months after having back surgery. Around Christmas, I found a lump. Simple shower turned into a moment of panic. I know the rules, I am young and I know that we are supposed to wait for 2 months before we worry. So I did. I waited my 2 months, kept checking it, noting no change during the cycle. Worrying a little more, but trying to keep positive. I hit a moment of panic and called my doctor's office.
Avatar n tn Having mastectomy done soon because lumpectomy could not get clean margins. My tumor is estimated at 6.1 cm, with negative sentinel nodes. Pathology report: "The tumor extensively involves the anterior resection margin and focally involves the posterior margin...no tumor is seen in the muscle, however, tumor is focally present an area of cauterized deep margin where muscle is not present.
Avatar f tn Of course there are many things that could cause a nipple retraction… Breast inflammation, abscess, sudden weight loss, breast sagging etc... As for cold temperature being the cause, I would say that an inverted nipple may protrude and not retract when cold or aroused. Your Doctor is taking very good care of you and if she referred you to consult a Breast Specialist, rest assured that it’s not unusual and a very good medical practice. A second opinion is always very valuable.
Avatar f tn With the biopsies, pus came afterwards. The big lump I had in my left breast leaked after the biopsies, which is good or not, I'm not sure. But the lump itself has remained but has gotten quite a bit flatter and hard on its own without any leaking so I figured whatever was in it re-absorbed into my body? At times, that area is itchy on the inside. I did feel quite a bit of tiredness during the time the lump was swollen & getting smaller, although I'm ok now.
Avatar f tn I'm currently 25 and was otherwise HEALTHY when I noticed a lump in my right breast in 2009. After a visit to my doctor and imaging, I had a biopsy lumpectomy done in 3/09. The surgical site never healed. Immediately after surgery, I was seen 3 days later and had 40cc's of fluid drained from my breast, sent home with antibiotics and told I'd be fine. One month later began bi-weekly visits to the breast center for a "chronic draining wound". The hole in my breast continued to grow.
Avatar f tn Oncology surgeon has put me on steroids - wysolone 10 mg for 45 days. I had taken it for 10-12 days, the abscess (pus) started coming out. Doctor advised I had to go under surgery to remove the pus - lumpectomy. Surgery happened and I was on antibiotics and steroids for 7 days. Immediate after 1 month, again the pus started coming out. It was really shocking for us. Doctor tried to drain out the pus,but again the pus collection happened and hardness in the breast.
Avatar f tn Although each breast may require a different treatment strategy, the overall treatment for breast cancer in both breasts is no different than for cancer that occurs in just one breast. The good thing is that the tumor in your right breast is rather small and is ER/PR positive which will respond well to medication, such as Tamoxifen or other similar drugs to lower considerably the risk of recurrence. The tumor in your left breast is Grade 1 which is also a good thing.
Avatar n tn KEEP YOUR FAITH THAT YOU WILL ALSO GET THROUGH THIS AS WELL. I TOO HAD A NEW CANCER 7 MONTHS AFTER LUMPECTOMY AND 8 DOSE DENSE OF AC&T. I HAD A BILATERAL WITH IMPLANT RECONSTRUCTION. I WONDER IF THESE "NEW" CANCERS ARE AS YOU SAID THERE ALL ALONG AND JUST MISSED. I AM ON THE EAST COAST AND DID GO TO SLOAN IN NYC. NOT FAMILIAR WITH WEST COAST AND THEIR CANCER CENTERS. HOW ABOUT MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER IF YOU ARE WILLING TO GO TO TEXAS? DON'T GIVE UP. IT IS WORTH THE FIGHT.
Avatar f tn There is ONLY pus collection and no bacteria in the culture report. I had taken it for 10 days, the abscess or pus started coming out. Doctor advised I had to go under surgery to remove the pus - lumpectomy. Surgery was done 27th October 2012 and I was on antibiotics and steroids for 7 days. Complete stitches were remove by 15th November. On 20th November, I could make out pus started from one of the stitches point. Doctor pressed and tried to remove the pus, finally blood started coming.
203342 tn?1328740807 When I got my patholoy report after my lumpectomy, it was like reading a foreign language. I Googled what I could, but then luckily found 2 breast cancer forums (UK and USA) and the ladies helped me enormously. I now try to do the same for new patients, especially as we are seeing women in their 20's and 30's with bc. Many thanks for your email address - I'll try it and see if it goes through. Mine is tedark at aol.com. Do you have an appoinment with a gastro yet?
Avatar n tn I am allergic to nickel, don't know about titanium. I have two markers in my breast. I am having a lumpectomy done sometime this month and I am going to make the request to the surgeon, to please remove the markers. I have always been very active but my life has changed drastically since these hives started. I have muscle pains and my lungs are staring to fail. I have never smoked a day in my life. Praise God! I found this site and hope this is the anser to my prayers.
211940 tn?1267884866 midway between shoulder and elbow. First noticed it when it woke me up the first night, and each night there after. It has since progressed to where I can feel it all day... but night is the worst. Not as bad as yours, but enough to affect my sleep - and is now having a definite affect on the strength in my left arm. And no, it is not the "shooting pain" associated with a heart attach... nor does it start in the shoulder as in the case of bursitis mentioned above.