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Breast Infection

Breast infection may occur during breast feeding (lactational) or may be unrelated to breast feeding. Breast infection may cause redness, pain and swelling of the breast or of part of the breast. Breast infection may be treated with antibiotics and if there is a localised collection of pus (abscess) this may need to be drained, either with a needle or surgically. Needle drainage may be required more than once and is sometimes performed under ultrasound control. A rare form of breast cancer (inflammatory breast cancer) may produce similar features to breast infection



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