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Breast pain, redness. What does this indicate? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Women's Health
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User:Hello Dr!!
User:My wife got suffered with breast pain from past 3 weeks.
Doctor:May i know her age ?
User:She is 29
Doctor:Does she have any rash or redness, or any swelling on her breasts ?
User:We are expecting baby...
User:Redness is there
Doctor:when was her last Menstrual period ?
User:24 Feb
Doctor:usually, it is ok, to have mild pain, during pregnancy, in the breast, as it enlarges in size
User:She is not pregenant Dr
User:We expects baby & trying for last 2 yrs
Doctor:so u mean, you were trying for a baby
Doctor:but if the pain is very severe, and throbbing, along with redness in the affected part, as well as pain on application of pressure at that site, then it would be a indicator of mastitis (infection of the breast tissue)
Doctor:in such a situation, she will need a to consult with a doctor, for proper examination
Doctor:prescription of proper antibiotics will help in clearing the infection
User:She feels very pain even the cloth itches them
User:Please advice
Doctor:yes, that is due to mastitis
Doctor:for the time being , ask her to apply ice on the area
User:Is it disease? /Anything serious?
Doctor:and take CROCIN tablets 2-3 times daily
User:OK Dr..
Doctor:yes, it is a serious condition , which if not treated, can result in a breast abscess , which will need a surgical procedure
User:Oh My God
Doctor:she will need a to consult with a doctor, for proper examination and treatment with antibiotics
User:Fine Dr.. Will take care as per your guidance...
Doctor:she should consult a gynaecologist at the earliest
User:Sure Dr..
User:Thank you very much for your needful response..
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