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Suggest Remedy For Sore & Swollen Breast

Hi, my father is 92 and was taking Finisteride proscar and bicalutamide and got sore and swollen breast. His urologist took him off the drugs thinking that was the cause of the soreness. Primary dr said he has mastitis. What treatment or antibiotic should he talk with his dr about?
Thu, 21 May 2020
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Hello,

The symptoms can be due to the side effects of the medicines taken. Since the urologist has stopped the medicines he prescribed. The soreness & swelling should slowly get reduced. Your father should wear loose fitting cotton clothes, cold compress relieves the soreness, he should drink plenty of water and get enough rest. However, get your father clinically examined by a GP to detect any breast abscess. Mastitis if left untreated may cause breast abscess.

Let him get all the required tests done to rule out fibroadenoma, a benign breast tumor. To stay on the safer side the treating doctor may tell to get the mammogram done to rule out breast cancer. The treatment will depend on the pathology detected and the severity of the clinical condition.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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Suggest Remedy For Sore & Swollen Breast

Hello, The symptoms can be due to the side effects of the medicines taken. Since the urologist has stopped the medicines he prescribed. The soreness & swelling should slowly get reduced. Your father should wear loose fitting cotton clothes, cold compress relieves the soreness, he should drink plenty of water and get enough rest. However, get your father clinically examined by a GP to detect any breast abscess. Mastitis if left untreated may cause breast abscess. Let him get all the required tests done to rule out fibroadenoma, a benign breast tumor. To stay on the safer side the treating doctor may tell to get the mammogram done to rule out breast cancer. The treatment will depend on the pathology detected and the severity of the clinical condition. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician