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Breast Abscess Surgery

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Best Breast Abscess Surgery Treatment & Diagnostics in Chunni Ganj, Kanpur 

Breast abscess surgery is a surgery performed at Apollo Spectra, Kanpur, to remove the collection of pus formed in the breast. A collection of dead neutrophils is called pus. It occurs due to bacterial infection. These develop just below the skin of breast tissue.

How is Breast Abscess Surgery Performed?

At Apollo Spectra, Kanpur, breast abscess surgery is performed either under local anaesthesia, wherein the upper body would become numb, or general anaesthesia wherein the patient would fall asleep. Currently, the ultrasound-guided drainage method is used in this surgery.

A small incision is made in the breast. The area where the pus has formed is washed by saline. Then, a sample of breast abscess is taken out of the breast and sent to the lab for testing. Till then, the incision may be left open for healing. A bandage may be put on the incision to keep it dry and clean.

What are the Side Effects of Breast Abscess Surgery?

Side effects and risks associated with breast abscess surgery are very less and they occur very rarely. In some rare cases, complications and side effects of breast abscess surgery may occur, including -

  • Infection in the breast
  • Enlargement of breast
  • Reoccurrence of breast abscess
  • Delay in healing

Who are the Right Candidates for Breast Abscess Surgery?

People who have a breast abscess can undergo breast abscess surgery at Apollo Spectra, Kanpur. Symptoms of a breast abscess include -

  • Warmth, pain, and redness in the breast
  • Swelling or lump in the breast may occur
  • Fatigue
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Breast pain

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What happens before Breast Abscess Surgery?

Before breast abscess surgery, the following things are considered -

  • Talk to your surgeon about your medical history in detail.
  • Make a list of any allergies you have, the medicines you take, and the treatments that you have undergone before, and let your doctor know about it.
  • If there is any family history of breast abscesses, let your surgeon know.
  • If you have any other condition such as diabetes, chest pain, or high blood pressure, discuss it with the surgeon.
  • Discuss the history of bone fractures, if any, with your surgeon.
  • Also, inform them about any other surgeries that you have had before.

How to Prepare for Breast Abscess Surgery?

Patients can prepare for breast abscess surgery, with the following steps -

  • Evaluation of their medical history to determine the health of the patient.
  • Undergoing blood tests as per the advice of the surgeon.
  • Avoiding using deodorant or any other cosmetic product before the surgery.
  • Avoiding eating or drinking anything for at least 8 hours before the surgery.
  • Checking blood and sugar levels before the surgery, for diabetic patients.

How to Prevent a Breast Abscess?

Breast abscesses can be prevented by -

  • Weight loss (obesity may cause breast abscess).
  • Avoiding consumption of alcohol.
  • Avoiding smoking.
  • Avoiding foods that are not good for your health.
  • Maintaining proper hygiene in the breast area.
  • Preventing irritability by keeping the skin on the breast moisturized.
  • Preventing cracking of the nipples.

1. Where is the procedure performed?

Breast abscess surgery is usually performed in a surgical facility or a hospital, under the guidance of a physician. The patient is allowed to go home after a few hours or within a day of the surgery.

2. Who performs breast abscess surgery?

Breast abscess surgery is performed by a trained physician, a gynaecologist, a general surgeon, or an obstetrician.

3. When to contact a physician, after breast abscess surgery?

If you experience the following symptoms after breast abscess surgery, contact your physician immediately -

  • Warmth, pain, and redness in the breast
  • Swelling or lump in the breast
  • Fatigue
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Breast pain

4. How long does the recovery take after the surgery?

Recovery after surgery may take at least 4-6 weeks.

5. How long does it take for the surgery to be done?

Breast abscess surgery may take 20 minutes to an hour.


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