How To Deal With Breast Pain With A History Of Breast Abscess Surgery?
Hi, I am a young mother, my age is 29 years, 3 years ago, I had a mamae abscess operation for some reason, 8 days ago, my breasts felt pain again. The pain was intense when I felt it felt hard like there was a lump of outer skin slightly reddened and the pain was spreading to the arms of the waist and back but only in those places where there are lumps and the lumps can shift / move. My question is whether it is a symptom of cancer or a tumor because I am afraid if it’s cancer. I was referred to the surgical clinic but 3 today the surgeon at the hospital I didn’t come / my practice was in pain, thank you
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com. I am dr. Princess Claudya will answer your questions.
Painful breasts can be caused by the following conditions:
Inflammation of the breast (mastitis): inflammation of the breast is most often a complication of breast milk retention in the breast. In mastitis, in addition to pain and hardness, the breasts are also reddish (inflamed) Breast pus (breast abscess): the breast is painful, reddish, and there is a soft mass, namely pus in the breast Mastalgia: mastalgia is a painful condition in the breast caused by unmounted breast milk. issued. In this condition, the breasts feel tight, hard, painful, but not red. Hormonal changes before menstruation: usually starts 3 days before menstruation. This will improve after menstruation is over. Breast cysts (mamary dysplasia): characterized by painful lumps during menstruation. Large benign breast tumors (tumor phyloides): the size of the tumor causes pressure to the surrounding tissue causing pain. Breast cancer Too large breast size Use of a breast support ( BH) that is not suitable You don't need to worry, because based on the explanation above, breast pain and redness are not necessarily a symptom of breast cancer.
For this reason, you should consult with your surgeon / obsgyn further for this condition. The doctor will further explore your complaint and will perform an examination of your breasts. If necessary, the doctor will carry out supporting examinations in the form of blood tests, mammography, ultrasound, biopsy, etc. And after that the doctor will provide treatment for your complaint according to the underlying conditions.
Things you can do to improve and prevent worsening of your disease are:
Warm compresses the painful area, especially if caused by a milk dam or infection. Pump out the milk if you are a breastfeeding mother and indeed the pain is caused by a damaging milk. Use a bra that fits your breast size and is comfortable for you. Avoid consumption of cigarettes, alcohol, saturated fatty foods, foods with high salt content Management of stress well, for example by relaxing or doing a hobby that you enjoy doing breast self-examination (BSE) for initial screening for benign or malignant breast lumps You can take over-the-counter pain relievers such as paracetamol to relieve your symptoms, while waiting to see a doctor. That's the explanation from me. Hopefully helpful and useful. Get better soon :)
dr. Princess Claudya