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Treatment for swelling in breast - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Hello my name is XXXXXXXX and I am not sure if I should be concerned or not but my left breast nipple and the surroundind area is hard and swollen and very tener and painful. I was wondering what it could be and what I should do?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   May I ask you few questions to know about you?
Doctor :   Please give your Age, Location, Occupation, Marital status?
Doctor :   Number of children?
User :   I am 41 years old. I live in xxxx. I work for yyy as a Provider Reimbursement Analst. I am divorced. I have 2 children.
Doctor :   Since when do you have this problem?
User :   It started this past Wednesday.
Doctor :   Do you also have fever?
User :   I do not believe so but if I do it is very slight. My face does feel very warm though.
Doctor :   Is that area red in colour & is it warmer than the surrounding, please check for the temperature with the back of your fingers/palm.
User :   There is no redness or change in color but it is extremely warm/hot.
Doctor :   OK, what you have could be an abscess, which requires drainage
Doctor :   you must visit a
Doctor :   surgeon for treatment
Doctor :   In the meanwhile you can take
Doctor :   some analgesics
Doctor :   Paracetamol & Brufen(Ibuprofen)
User :   When they drain it what does all intale?
Doctor :   Paracetamol for fever, SOS
Doctor :   & Brufen two times a day for pain
Doctor :   Sorry I dint get you- what does all intale?
User :   When they drain it.
User :   Thank you for all of your help.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
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