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Recurrence of breast abscess - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi I have a daughter of 3 yrs. during the pregnancy I had developed breast abscess in both the breasts twice and I was operated for the same. drainage. Now i want to have my second child. what are the chances that it can reccur?
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr xxxxx here
User :   Hi doc
Doctor :   the breast abcess has least recurrence rate
User :   I had faced the above mentioned problem during my previous pregnancy. I had developed breast abscess in both my breasts and the treatment continued for around 2 yrs so i am really scared now
Doctor :   i do not consider you being at risk this time
User :   i have got my ultra sounds done, they do not show any problem at all
User :   but i still have pain in my right breast near the nipple area. why do u think that can be
Doctor :   as i said, its less likely to recurr
User :   it stretches and hurts real bad at times but nothing comes in ultrasound
Doctor :   is the nipple sore ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok, when was your last menses period ?
User :   it was 9 aug 2010
User :   i have still not started my periods. i conducted a pregnancy test but it has also come out negative
Doctor :   so its almost 34th day of the cycle
Doctor :   its normal for the breast to be tender near to the periods
Doctor :   can be one side or even both
User :   but my breasts normally also... with or without periods
Doctor :   since how many days are you having the pain ?
User :   and it is only the right one... after my abscess i had a sinus over there which was then treated... post that it has always pained... it has been around a year now
User :   my surgeon said that the pain will go away gradually and can take a year or so... but still the pain continues and it is really sharp like that of a pricking of a needle... it is not there all the time but is more like a shooting pain
Doctor :   the pain might be due to the scar of the previous surgery
Doctor :   the scar tissue shuld resolve by itself but it will take time
Doctor :   may be months or even years
User :   will it be a problem in breast feeding then????? is it possible that i can avoid breast feeding during the second pregnancy....
Doctor :   no , i do not think it will pose problem in breast feeding,
User :   i totally believe that it is important but i am really really scared of going through the same havoc again... i wud rather not breast feed the child at all
Doctor :   since the tissue in the breast grows well during pregnancy the scar remains relatively small and pose less problem
Doctor :   you can be confident and need not worry about feeding the baby
User :   ok... thanx .... please tell me is it possible that i am pregnant... my periods are always bang on regular.... they were on 9 aug last.... today is the 13th... i did pregnancy test today.. it came out negative... i still do not have any symptoms of periods or even pregnancy.... what can be the reason????
Doctor :   its normal for the periods to be long by 5 to 6 days
Doctor :   since the test came out negative i suggest you to get the test repeated if you do not bleed within 2 to 3 days from now
Doctor :   the stress can be a cause for the delay in the period
Doctor :   if you are stressed out, then try to avoid the triggers
User :   is it ok if i do excercises like skipping n running nowadays... as it dont knw whether i am pregnant or not....
Doctor :   it would be better to do them after you repeat the test and it being negative
User :   i am also drinking green tea to reduce weight... is it alright if i continue it during the pregnancy
Doctor :   yes, no problem with it
User :   ok.. in case after 4-5 days also my periods dont start n also the test is negative then vat do i do????
Doctor :   then you may have to consult a gynecologist to get a Per vaginum examination to know the cause of the delayed period
User :   there is something like blood pregnancy test... what is that all about... is it better than the strip test..
Doctor :   yes there is a test where HCG determination in blood is done
Doctor :   its more sensitive than the urine test
Doctor :   if the gynecologist after examination still feels the possibilities of the pregnancy she may order for the above blood test
User :   thank you so much doc for ur valuable advice...... i alos have a question for my husband... i have noticed weird lumps on his legs... they are not painfu;l but are really big..... what can they be
Doctor :   How many are there ?
Doctor :   since when are you noticing the lumps ?
User :   they are around 4-5 on legs and 2-3 on the back
User :   they have been there for more than a year..
User :   hi... are u there
Doctor :   yes, i think they are neurofibromas
Doctor :   tehy are not serious
Doctor :   need no Rx
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