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Suggest treatment for bumps on breasts

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: I had bump on my breast and I notice some white stuff on the inside. I squeeze it with my mail's and it increased in size.. a couple days later a little more puss came out. Now it still feels like a little bump is still in there...it's not as sore as it was before...it's been seven days now
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Sebacouse cyst

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

You recently noted a bump on your breast and you expressed white substance. What you squeezed is a sebaceous cyst. These are common lumps found all over the body but more frequently in areas like the nipple. This is not an infection. It is an overgrown oil gland. By expressing the material you run the risk of causing infection. I recommend that you allow the area to heal naturally. And do not try expressing or squeezing the cyst any more. If the cyst become infected you may need antibiotics. If the cyst gets too large then it must be surgically removed.

In summary
1. Sebaceous cyst
2. Not infection
3. Do not express or squeeze cyst as you can cause infection
4. if it enlarges then it can be surgically removed

I hope I answered your question. Please contact me again with your health care questions and concerns
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ronald Schubert (1 hour later)
So that mean I can't put anything on it...
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
OK to put something on it

Detailed Answer:
It is OK to put an antibiotic ointment and keep the area clean with soap water and peroxide if needed.

I just do not want you to squeeze the area. Squeezing can actually cause more damage and spread the infection.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ronald Schubert (29 minutes later)
How long does it take for these cyst to heal....... I tend to mash down on it throughout the day just to feel if the bump is still there. I do this repeatedly throughout the day.Could this be causing more problems......
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Stop pressing it

Detailed Answer:
Yes continued irritation to the lump with cause it to stay irritated. The lump may actually never go away. The only true way to have the disappear is to have it surgically cut out. Allow nature to heal the area.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ronald Schubert (18 minutes later)
Thanks Doc....
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
your welcome

Detailed Answer:
Your welcome

I hope I answered your question. Please contact me again with your health care questions and concerns
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Sebacouse cyst Detailed Answer: Thanks for contacting HCM with your health care concerns You recently noted a bump on your breast and you expressed white substance. What you squeezed is a sebaceous cyst. These are common lumps found all over the body but more frequently in areas like the nipple. This is not an infection. It is an overgrown oil gland. By expressing the material you run the risk of causing infection. I recommend that you allow the area to heal naturally. And do not try expressing or squeezing the cyst any more. If the cyst become infected you may need antibiotics. If the cyst gets too large then it must be surgically removed. In summary 1. Sebaceous cyst 2. Not infection 3. Do not express or squeeze cyst as you can cause infection 4. if it enlarges then it can be surgically removed I hope I answered your question. Please contact me again with your health care questions and concerns