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I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
Let me reassure you, this is not lymphoma.
Benign ultrasound speaks against any cancer.
Engorged milk duct can be inflamed.
Bacterial infection is possible causing all these symptoms.
Hence, an antibiotic course like Augmentin should be helpful
Ibuprofen should help with the pain.
This is not concerning.
Should improve over time.
Is bacterial infection possible even though I don't have the typical redness/warmth associated with mastitis?
yes it is still possible.
Mild infection may not cause redness and warmth.
and what is the significance of the lymph node that is 1.7 cm? Should that be biopsied?
One single lymph node does not need to be biopsied now.
THis is due to the inflammation.
Once the inflammation subsides, the lymph node will go back to normal.
Is it likely this will go away on it's own?
yes it will
Will the infection go away with out antibiotics?
in most cases yes if no other symptoms develop.
Ibuprofen alone should be adequate
Thank you. I appreciate your quick response.