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Cause for a boil under arm - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi Doc
User :   Have a query
Doctor :   ok
User :   If someone has a boil underarm
Doctor :   ok
User :   which has been there for about amth
Doctor :   month isit
User :   and then it starts pusing
User :   what could be the reason
Doctor :   i mean discharge
User :   a woman
Doctor :   from boil
Doctor :   isit
User :   yes...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   reason could be improper hygeine
User :   when much younger she had two boils on her breast..was about 22
Doctor :   or immunocompromised persons
Doctor :   like diabetes
Doctor :   ok
User :   and it was excised..but benign
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   could u specify
User :   but her mother had died of breast cancer when quite old
Doctor :   where the boil is
Doctor :   on the breast or underarm?
User :   underarm
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when
User :   boil she has now is underarm
Doctor :   ok
User :   for abotu a mth or a little more
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so what would u like to know about
Doctor :   the cause of the boil?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   what are the chances it would be malignant in her case
Doctor :   cause is infection
User :   K....
Doctor :   if ur taking of boil
Doctor :   then in medical terms
Doctor :   boil is due to infection
User :   k
Doctor :   malignant is lump
Doctor :   or swelling
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so boil cannot be malignant
User :   kk...
Doctor :   anything esle u would like to know about
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say done when done.
User :   Woud jst liek to know
Doctor :   ok
User :   what the chances are for breast is heridetary
User :   will it pass on in generations
Doctor :   Family history of breast cancer in a mother or sister, early onset of menstruation and late menopause
Doctor :   might contribute
Doctor :   hereditary but it depends
Doctor :   on the individuals
User :   K...
Doctor :   r u there
User :   yes..
User :   Ok..Thank you very much
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   have XXXXXXXX day
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