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Posted on: Mar 21, 2009 08:14AM

ava wrote:

Hello, recently I had a needle biopsy, then a surgery biopsy. The results were good, but after a month and half I have a swollen, hard, red and hot breast. My surgeon, said first that I have fluid, and he collected sample for test, the tests said that there is no bacteria and I have no infection. Anyway, I have taken antibiotics for 20 days. In conclusion, I don't know what is the cause and the remedy of this because my surgeon said that he doesn't know the cause, but  he saw some cases similar and that after many weeks the symptoms disappeared. Does anybody know anything about it, I will appreciate any help.

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Mar 22, 2009 04:34AM geebung wrote:

Hi ava, I am answering this because nobody has responded (probably has everyone stumped as well) so thought I would bump it up to the top for people to see. I don't really have any suggestions as I have not experienced anything just like this. However, I would advise getting another opinion from a different doctor. Is your surgeon a breast specialist? It sounds very painful and I hope you feel better soon.

Dx 2/26/2007, DCIS, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Mar 23, 2009 01:25AM mooseygoosey wrote:

I don't know if it is the same thing,  but I had a surgical bx a few weeks ago, and I could feel my breast getting more and more sore. It felt like it was warm, not hot, but it didn't hurt all the time, but when I touched it, it did hurt.  I thought maybe the inside (lumpectomy) was filling in, perhaps a blood clot filling in there.  I wasn't wearing too tight of a bra for a while.  I did some reading and many recommend a tight fitting bra.  I tried it and it has made all the difference in the world for me.  It seems to support and push the breast together where it needs it and my pain has almost all subsided now.  It might be worth a shot for you.

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Mar 24, 2009 02:29AM , edited Mar 25, 2009 02:26AM by ava

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Mar 24, 2009 02:30AM ava wrote:

Hello Geebung

Thanks for your try. Yes he is a breast specialist. Unfortunately, I have seen, him today, and nothing better came out. He said that my breast looks better, and wants to see me in a month. I don't see any improvement, I have to find another specialist to see me. I'll keep in touch with you


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Mar 24, 2009 02:35AM ava wrote:

Hi Mooseygoosey,

Yes you are right that is not hot, but warm. I will try a bra, I haven't use one for  a long time. I have seen my surgeon today, but I didn't get any advice from him not even something like you told me. Thanks