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Pus-filled holes near breast. What is going on?

I ve always had a skin problem with boils almost my whole life, but 2 months ago I got a boil on my left breast right next to my nipple .. At first it was really tiny but after 2 weeks it got bigger and started hurting. I thought that it might just heal itself but as the weeks went on it started to create a hole in the middle and started pussing. I tried keeping a warm cloth on it too see if it might go on down but it never did.. So now I have 4 pussing holes, and it aces and it really hurts. I finally made a doctor appointment but its a week and a half away and I really dont want to wait to find out whats going on anymore.. Does anyone have any idea what I should do or what can heal it.. Im only 17 and Im very scared that it might be breast cancer .. HELP
Asked On : Wed, 14 Nov 2012
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What you have described is less likely to be cancer. Without examination, it is all guess work - but it could be a good guess... You must see a doctor eventually.
Infection is obvious. It is not healing. At times the infection goes deep, there are pockets which could not drain completely - tracts form which allow partial and incomplete drainage (Sinuses) The surgeon opens widely allowing it to drain - healing will ensue. You will need antibiotics. As a general rule, an abscess needs drainage for its cure.
You are only 17 - still a long way to go. God bless you. Regarding 'boils almost my whole life' - you need investigations. There are some minor forms if immune deficiencies, which could be responsible. You have to see a specialist - Immunologist - who can help. It may need extensive investigations, is expensive and is not always conclusive - yet worth in view of your young age and long history of symptoms.

Take care
Wishing you speedy recovery
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 14 Nov 2012
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