Dear Dahrma: Like other areas of the body the skin on the breast is also susceptible to infections/skin problems. Discuss with your doctor so they can (with benefit of examination and information specific to you), direct you appropriately. With the complexity of the situation, without benefit of physical examination, ability to evaluate testing results etc. it is difficult to advise more specifically.
Your response is understandable. Here is a little more info. The skin on the breast does NOT have staff. It is on the inside and still has not cleared after many antibiotics. This last time I was on Keflex 500mg four times a day for 7 day's. This was the third treatment for breasts with antibiotic. The thing that I am worried about is it still has not cleared. I no longer am having low grade fevers. If anything I have been having temps of around 97. I was told that fevers are actually a good thing because it means your body is fighting infection. Is this true? And, if it is, then what could be causing my body to stop fighting? I'm getting more concerned about breast cancer. I read about a disease where it appears as an infection but does not respond to antibiotic treatment and that the breast will start getting an orange peel effect on the skin. This is what my breast's are starting to look like. Could this be just because I have an infection within, or, could this be a sign of cancer??? I am going for my first Mamo this monday along with an ultrasound. What is a Mamo like. I heard it is herendous!!! When they put your breast onto this thing..(for lack of a better word..lol) how long til the pic is finished? How long do they clamp your breast down for? Sorry for all the questions, just very nervous. If anyone can give me a little more insight it would be greatly appreciated. Thanking you in advance.
A mamo is not to bad. They do compress things (the breast)for 30 seconds or so, maybe, but it is just uncomfortable not really pain. The films are instant. You will be fine.
Thanks for having responded...I truely appreciate it. I'm hoping I don't chicken out....lol...what you said does not sound as bad as what I was told....Thanks again.. Have a great weekend...I guess I'll know my fate on Monday or Tuesday....I'll post to let you know....Good luck with your own issues..I'm sure you must have something going on to be on here. I'll put a little prayer in for you.....
Please don't chicken out. It is nothing to have a mamo. You could have just a blocked duct but I would think antibiotics would clear that up. Again please go for mamo. I had right breast masectomy (August 25, 2006) after finding a pea size limp in late july. I think I was very lucky I caught it early. Please let me know Monday how it went. You will be surprised, it doesn't really hurt.
please don't chicken out.
Sorry to butt in, but why did you have a mastectomy after only finding a pea sized lump? Was it a partial mastectomy? Was this your choice because of family history or something?