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Breast abscess

A breast abscess is a painful collection of pus that forms in the breast. Most abscesses develop just under the skin and are caused by a bacterial infection.
Causes of a breast abscess
Most breast abscesses occur as a complication of mastitis, which is a bacterial infection that causes the breast to become red and inflamed.
Treating a breast abscess
You should visit your GP if your breast is red and painful. A breast abscess is usually a complication of mastitis (inflammation of the breast).
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