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Child with swollen lump on breast, dark nipples, suspicion of abscess. What could be the cause?

Hi, my 6 year old son has a lump at his left breast the area around it is swollen and it is sour when I touch it, the color of his nipple is darker then the other side .Yesterday I took him to the hospital as soon as I discovered it they told me it can be a cyst or an abscess .He got an Antibiotic treatment and I should take him next week to our GP, but I am so worried I can t understand why he got this and they didn t do any ultrasound at the hospital.
Asked On : Mon, 30 Jul 2012
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Superficial cysts and abscesses are clinical diagnoses mostly and an ultrasound is not usually required. See if your son responds to the antibiotic treatment. If it is an abscess and it develops liquefied pus then he will require removal of it or else if it is an infected cyst he will require surgical excision. You should consult a pediatric surgeon for the same
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