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Breast tenderness, sore to touch, fever, redness around areola, swelling in lymph nodes. Treatment?

A couple of nights ago, I noticed some tenderness in one breast . The next day it was sore to the touch, feverish, and red around the areola . I just realized my lymph node under my are is a bit swollen. I tried to get an appt with my doctor, but they cannot see me until Monday. I m a bit panicked. Never had this problem before. Should I go to the ER?
Asked On : Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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Welcome to HCM,

Its difficult to precisely say without examining, as per your history your symptoms could be due to many reasons like mastitis, trauma or infflamatory tumor.

If the symptoms are very worrisome you can consult ER. or else you can wait till monday.

Meanwhile you can try a course of antibiotics to see if it responds

Answered: Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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