A breast abscess is a painful condition characterized by a localized collection of pus within the breast tissue. Dr. Lindsay Keith offers expert diagnosis and treatment for this condition, ensuring personalized and compassionate care.
## About Breast Abscess
A breast abscess often results from a bacterial infection of the breast, usually due to mastitis in breastfeeding women. Symptoms include breast pain, swelling, redness, and sometimes fever. While it commonly affects breastfeeding mothers, a breast abscess can occur in women of all ages and men too.
Diagnosing a breast abscess involves a physical examination and may include imaging tests such as an ultrasound or a mammogram. In certain cases, Dr. Keith may recommend a needle aspiration or biopsy to confirm the diagnosis and decide on the most effective treatment plan.
## Treatment Options
Treatment of a breast abscess typically involves antibiotic therapy and often drainage of the abscess, either via needle aspiration or surgical incision and drainage. In severe cases, surgery might be required to remove the abscess.
## Treatment by Dr. Lindsay Keith
Dr. Lindsay Keith combines her extensive surgical expertise with her compassionate approach to provide individualized treatment for patients with breast abscesses. She works closely with each patient to develop a care plan that addresses their unique needs and circumstances.
## Patient Support
Facing a breast abscess can be stressful. Dr. Keith and her team are dedicated to providing patients with the support, resources, and care they need, ensuring a smooth recovery process.
## Contact Us
If you are experiencing symptoms of a breast abscess, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lindsay Keith. Your health and comfort are our utmost concern.
## Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
**1. Are breast abscesses dangerous?**
While not typically life-threatening, breast abscesses can be painful and may lead to complications if left untreated. Therefore, early diagnosis and prompt treatment are crucial.
**2. Can breast abscesses recur?**
Yes, breast abscesses can recur, especially if the underlying cause, such as an infection or mastitis, is not adequately addressed.
**3. How can I prevent a breast abscess?**
Prevention strategies include proper breast hygiene, prompt treatment of mastitis, and, for breastfeeding mothers, ensuring proper latching techniques to avoid nipple damage and consequent infections.