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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i am a man. and 2 months ago, i felt a painful lump under my right breast.but afher 2 to 3 weeks time, the lump vanished. what dose it mean ?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   good morning sir
Doctor :   probably this must have been an infection in a lymph node
Doctor :   and once the infection has subsided, the lymph node has reduced in size and come to its normal size
Doctor :   But in any case, did you have any pain, or any other symptoms before , when the swelling was evident
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   but i still have some slight burns under my ampit and pain in the breast
Doctor :   probably it's due to residual infection
Doctor :   it may need some antibiotics, for complete clearance
Doctor :   And also, if it progresses, it can form an abscess, with pus in it, if not taken care off now
User :   dont u think is breast cancer ?
Doctor :   May i know, your age ?
Doctor :   Breast cancer is very rare in men, just about 0.1 % in men
User :   52
Doctor :   also, most of them, do not present as swelling which subside, by themselves as in your case
Doctor :   your presentation is most likely is of infective nature
User :   so what can i do now
Doctor :   But i would advice you, to see your primary care doc, so that, he can give you some antibiotics, which can control the infection
Doctor :   and if needed, any further evaluation can be done, depending on the physical appearance of the lesion
Doctor :   please do not take it lightly, as evaluation is necessary in any kind of swelling
Doctor :   Are you following me ?
User :   yes i saw my Doc on friday
Doctor :   what was his opinion?
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   he told me not to share towels with other people, always clean the well when taking shower and hot water on my breast
Doctor :   as i said, earlier, his inferance appears to be that of infection
Doctor :   so has he given any antibiotics ?
User :   no
Doctor :   I would suggest that a course of antibiotics be given, so that the infection is taken care of
Doctor :   please consult your doctor again about the need for antibiotics
User :   he told me to come back in 3 months time december
Doctor :   Since the time is short, have you followed me
Doctor :   please call back him, and explain the situation,
Doctor :   and he will definitely agree
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