The Lump Around The Breast Is Painful To The Touch?

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I want to ask, why is it that around my breast (the top of the nipple) there is a lump like there is a stone and it looks like there is pus. if it is touched it hurts if it is not touched it doesn’t hurt. At that time I tried to use garlic but I forgot to keep it in the lump. then when I realized, it didn’t hurt too much but instead it was dongker blue.

1 Answer:

Hello Siti, thank you for your question

Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast tissue that is often experienced by breastfeeding mothers, especially in the first 12 weeks after giving birth. Some of the symptoms that lead to mastitis are:

the breast is swollen and looks reddish on the touch, the area feels warm and painful in the breast, especially when touched by fever.Most mastitis is caused by a buildup of leftover milk which subsequently causes blockages in the ducts which eventually lead to an inflammatory reaction. Apart from breastfeeding mothers, mastitis is also often experienced by women who have had nipple piercings, are infected with HIV, have diabetes, or are undergoing medications that suppress the immune system.

If not treated properly, mastitis has the potential to become infected with bacteria from the surface of the baby's skin or mouth, which then develops into a breast abscess. A breast abscess is actually a buildup of pus in a pocket in the breast tissue.

The diagnosis of mastitis and breast abscess can actually be confirmed through a physical examination. However, in doubtful cases, the doctor may recommend a breast ultrasound examination. Mastitis is treated with antibiotics and painkillers. While breast abscess, apart from the drugs, is also followed by a surgical process (surgery) to remove the accumulated pus.

Thus, it would be better if you have the lump in your breast examined directly by a surgeon. Through direct examination or with additional breast ultrasound, the doctor will determine the correct diagnosis and treatment. Suggestions for you while at home:

if you are breastfeeding, keep breastfeeding your baby (you should first compress the breast with warm water before starting breastfeeding) try various breastfeeding positions using a comfortable bra (avoid bras that are wired or too small) to relieve pain, you can take paracetamol which are classified as over-the-counter drugs. Hopefully this information is useful

dr. LIli

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