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I had a seroma which I believed turned into a breast abscess…

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I had a seroma which...
I had a seroma which I believed turned into a breast abscess and the abscess just ruptured. I was being careful and slept on my back but I must have hit it and now it's oozing pus and clear/yellow fluid. I was planning to see my doctor since the abscess just formed on Sunday. What should I do?
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Oncologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 4 months ago
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Oncologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 4 months ago

You would need a course of antibiotic.

You may also need a minor incision and drainage procedure.

Going to ER or an urgent care clinic is advised.

Ice compresses and Tylenol would also be recommneded.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It's 2:30 in the morning here so I would need to go to the ER. Can this wait until 8:00am so I can go to urgent care or my doctor?
Oncologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 4 months ago

Yes, you can wait till morning; if pain is not severe and you do not have fever.

You may apply Neosporin or Betadine if you have.

Applying a Johnson Dressing may be done, if available.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I think I have a saline wash should I use that then put on Neosporin then a dressing?
Oncologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 4 months ago

Sure, you can do that.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok thanks. My lumpectomy was in May and my radiation was finished in August. Is it unusual to get an abscess now? It seemed as though my scar was healed.
Oncologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 4 months ago

You are very welcome.

This is unusual for infection and abscess to occur so late.

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