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Do your abcsesses itch?
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This group is intended as a meeting place and forum for those who have been diagnosed with granulomatous mastitis ('GM') or idiopathic granulomatous mastitis ('IGM'). I think one of the greatest challenges with this disease is its rarity and the associated lack of understanding in the medical community. But we can share here - and hopefully make the healing process a little easier for each other.

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Do your abcsesses itch?

Sometimes, my skin turns red and itches before it drains or before Doctor drains it...annoying!

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Mine itches when it's starting to heal, yes it is so annoying!  I have never let an abscess drain on its own.  Veronica, how many abscesses have you had? So far I've had 5 incised & drained.  I see another one wanting to forming but I think I'm going to use the clay on it, so far I've tried the clay twice and only for 10-20 minutes.  I just don't want them to burst open.  Maybe yours itches before it opens cause the skin is dry and cracking?
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I have had 5 and 1 is about to drain by itself...I do have a question...if I touch my breast I can feel the nodes..and I know that they will all become abcesses at some point... I can feel like 4 nodes left in my breast, that means I will have 4 new abcsesses in the near future...usually they become abcsesses during my period...do you have the same?
Thanks!
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To be honest I don't have nodes, I just have one hard mass and I believe it's all connected.  I do keep hearing that people have nodes, nodules, lumps, but I don't have those.  It's still just one big mass for me.  I'm due to get my menstrual cycle in the next few days so I'd like to see what happens.
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My breast gets itchy when an abscess is growing. I have had one big abscess drained 3 times. (15 ccs of pus the first time, 10 ccs of bloody sludge the second time, and 5 ccs of bloody sludge the third. This was over 2 weeks. I am developing a new lump about 2 cm from the original mass. This lump started out pink and small. Now it is red and looks like an extra nipple. The itchiness comes and goes, as does the pain.
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looks like an extra nipple...you made me laugh!But it is true it looks like an extra nipple!
This is the first time I got my period and had no abscesses, but I still have little nodules that I assure they will be extra nipples at some point...pain and itchiness still there.
Thanks a lot to both of you!
Talk to you soon!
Veronica
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