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Painful lump in the breast with fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My 11 year old daughter has had left breast pain with a small lump under her nipple for a few days. She has been running a temp.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you taken her to a doctor?
User :   not yet, did not know if it was just hormone related or not
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   If it was hormone related
Doctor :   most of the times it shall be seen bilaterally
User :   The lump has gotten smaller since she discovered it
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   that is a good observation
Doctor :   and also a good sign
Doctor :   pain with swelling along with fever
Doctor :   suggest more of an inflammation
Doctor :   due to infection or injury to the area
Doctor :   so it shall need to be examined
Doctor :   and if it is tender
Doctor :   then antibiotics and also certain analgesics shall be required
User :   Okay, I will have to go to urgent care- her doctor is gone for the Holiday weekend and we are leaving for a week as well. thank you
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   No emergency as such
Doctor :   but good to show it without much of a delay
User :   Thank you! You have helped
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   no
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.

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