Some common symptoms of breast abscess are:
- Pain the breast.
- Formation of lumps.
- Warmness or redness.
- Swelling and pus.
A Breast abscess is a painful collection of pus that forms in the breast. A swollen lump develops under the skin, and is primarily caused by a bacterial infection. One in ten women (in the age group of 18 - 50 years) is affected by breast abscess. It has also been found that around 3% of women with mastitis, who are/were being treated with antibiotics, develop breast abscesses. A breast abscess usually affects women post-pregnancy, especially breastfeeding mothers. It causes breast pain and swelling (inflammation).
The cause of such an infection is mainly due to a blocked milk duct or entry of bacteria into the breast tissue. Women who are not breastfeeding can also develop the disease. Some common causes of the disease are:
To prevent a breast abscess from forming, you should do the following:
A breast abscess diagnosis can be confirmed with an ultrasound scan.This is done by using high-frequency sound waves. These waves create an image of the body....
A breast abscess diagnosis can be confirmed with an ultrasound scan.This is done by using high-frequency sound waves. These waves create an image of the body.
The disease can be treated through the following treatment:..
The disease can be treated through the following treatment:
A breast abscess needs to be drained out. This can be done using a small needle or syringe. In the case of a large abscess, the doctor will make a small incision to drain out the pus. The doctor will also prescribe a course of antibiotics to treat the infection.
A breast abscess is an infection mainly caused by bacteria and should not be ignored. You should contact a doctor immediately if the infected area is red and painful.
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