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Dr. Thomas, MD, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, also Integrative, CAM, etc
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I have 2 sort of abscesses on my left breast. It started as

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I have 2 sort of abscesses on my left breast. It started as 1 and I put humid hot towels on it and it did not improve and now there is anothe one. I had one last year on the same are but these 2 look worst I am 32 I am not breastfeeding nor ever been pregnant so I am very worried.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 6 months ago.

Hello

You need these examined.

If they are abscesses, antibiotic treatment is needed, maybe drainage.

If the diagnosis is uncertain, you need an ultrasound to start with.

Don't just treat this and assume you know what is going on.

Get an exam this week without fail.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I already have an appointment but it is on friday and I am really worried that is why i came here. Csn you take a look the picture to see from your experience what do you think
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 6 months ago.

This looks infected and abscessed.

Easily treatable.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you. Doctor since I am not breastfeeding I read this type of abcesses can be more dangerous in my case. I want to know what do you think in case my doctor only prescribes antibiotics, should l have this tested regardless to make sure this is benign?
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 6 months ago.

You should have an ultrasound to confirm.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Is there anything I can do from now until friday ( the day of my doctors appointment) to avoid the infection to get worst?
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 6 months ago.

Warm compresses are fine.

I don't think that time is a problem.

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