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Breast abscess

I am 42 year-old, I had a cyst near the nipple of my right breast and was aspirated after making a mamo and ultrasound and was diagnosed by the pathologist as an abscess.  I was on antibiotic for 10 days. The lump almost disappeared but pain persisted and became sometimes stronger specially around the nipple. I went yesterday to the doctor again and made another ultrasound and he told me that there is a scar tissue left and I have to wait 2 months for a follow-up by an ultrasound. Do I have to live with all this pain until the next ultrasound? what else can I do?
Thank you in advance for any information I will get.
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Dear Donia:  You should let your doctor know how much discomfort you are in.  If its severe, he/she may prescribe some pain medication.  Of course, if you are not satisfied with this approach, you might consider another opinion from a breast specialist.
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presumably you've been on antibiotics? Sometimes and abscess will persist and need surgical drainage.
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hi my husband has swelling and pain in his left nipple he cant touch it because it hurts so much but he refuses to see a dr and im worried that it could be serious can men have breast cancer  thanks elie.
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