Breast Abscess Overview
What is a breast abscess?
A person with a breast abscess has a collection of pus under the surface of the skin that is filled with pus. The pus is composed of dead cells, bacteria, and white blood cells. A breast abscess forms swollen, tender lumps in the breast. A breast abscess may form as a complication of mastitis.
What are the symptoms of a breast abscess?
Common symptoms of a breast abscess include a tender breast lump that may be soft or firm. The overlying skin is often red, swollen, and tender to touch. Other symptoms include fever and pus that may drain from the lump.
How does the doctor treat a breast abscess?
Treatment for a breast abscess includes antibiotics, and incision and drainage.
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