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Curing cysts on the breast - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello, On the upper side of my right nipple I saw a pimple with pus yesterday night, It is painful but small....It has happened to me for the first time. I do have a tendancy to get pimples on my face.I am worried it could be a breast cancer or so, would u recommend me to visit a doctor....
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr XXXX here
User :   Hello, On the upper side of my right nipple I saw a pimple with pus yesterday night, It is painful but small....It has happened to me for the first time. I do have a tendancy to get pimples on my face.I am worried it could be a breast cancer or so, would u recommend me to visit a doctor....
Doctor :   may i know your age please?
User :   23
Doctor :   any discoloration ?
Doctor :   change in colour?
User :   No the pimple is a little white....
User :   white fluid (trasparent) keeps coming out of it
Doctor :   have you lost weight recently ?>
User :   No
Doctor :   ok let me first assure you that you DONT have cancer
Doctor :   as it does not present like this
User :   ok
Doctor :   you have what we call is a cyst which is very common
Doctor :   let me tell you few ways you can get rid of it
Doctor :   first Do not squeeze, scratch, drain, open (lance), or puncture the pimple
User :   One more thing I had a long hair out of it which i no longer see
Doctor :   Keep the area clean by washing the lump and surrounding skin well with an antibacterial soap
Doctor :   yes its a typical presentation of a cyst
User :   ok what next to be done
Doctor :   Apply warm, wet washcloths to the area for 20 to 30 minutes, 3 to 4 times a day
User :   ok I have already squuezed it a lill bit, is that ok
Doctor :   Most cases do not require treatment for cysts, which are usually small and may disappear on their own
User :   its on the outer most line of the nipple
Doctor :   don't do it again as you might infect it
User :   ok and after following what u said till what time can i wait to see the results
User :   as in should I visit a doctor soon
User :   or can i wait for results
Doctor :   in a weeks time it will go away
Doctor :   you can wait for a week
Doctor :   dont worry
Doctor :   don't squeeze it anymore
User :   shall I use after shave to wipe out the germs????
Doctor :   you can its a good antiseptic
User :   ok so we sure its not a symptom of Breast Cancer....
Doctor :   Good hygiene can prevent the formation of Cysts. Daily showers or baths with antibacterial soap are suggested
Doctor :   no its not
User :   Thank u very much for ur advice
User :   appreciated
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
User :   sure
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with ?
User :   No thnks once again
Doctor :   no problem
User :   Which kind of doctor should i consult if need be????
User :   dermatologist or gynaec????
Doctor :   you can go to a Dermatologist
User :   ok
Doctor :   only if it gets infected
Doctor :   but with proper care chances are less
User :   infected means it gows
User :   grows*
Doctor :   no if it gets more painful
User :   ok
Doctor :   still its just a normal procedure
Doctor :   nothing to worry about
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