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Saturday, July 18, 2009 copper, Community Member, asks

Q: why is there pus coming out of my left breast?

past 2 to 3 days my left breast is sore, today noticed getting a red rash and little painful, but I also noticed starting to pus out a yellowish liquid. What does this mean?

 

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
7/18/09 6:56pm

Hi - Since you have obvious signs that something is wrong, between the rash and the discharge, you should go to a doctor. You may have an infection starting, and you don't want it to get worse. So call the doctor Monday, OK? Or go in tomorrow if it gets a lot worse overnight. Good luck - PJH

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unknownage12, Community Member
7/20/09 7:12pm

i am 12 and on my left breast i have a red blotch that is above my nipple and above the round bit the skin has been peeling a little bit and pus comes out every 2 or 3 days i havnt told any1 as im scared and i dont want to tell them and im scared of dieing at an early age please help me

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
7/20/09 7:15pm

Hi - At 12 years old, you're NOT dying of breast cancer. It sounds like you have an infection. Please tell an adult - you need to get this treated ASAP, OK? No sense sitting around worrying when ACTION can get you some relief. So be brave - tell someone - get some help. Good luck - PJH

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unknownage12, Community Member
7/21/09 11:08am

Hi Thanks

I was wondering if i didnt tell anyone soon what are the risks and what will happen and i was wondering is there andy tips you could tell me and is there any medicents or remidies i could do to stop it.

Could you inform me abput the risks as well.

Thanks you so very very very much!

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
7/21/09 1:06pm

Sorry, I'm not going to tell you not to tell anyone... The risk is that you get a serious infeciton and get very sick. An infection with pus coming out of it, on your breast, is not something you should treat yourself. You need to tell someone. Please. PJH

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mary, Community Member
7/23/12 7:02pm

i have puss coming out of left nipple when squeezed already had byopsy on same breast on right breast al ducks are removed about 10n years ago because of simmular problem but when i went to the hospital they drew out the infection with a needle with out numbing it first i thought they got it all but it seems they didnt and at 45b i still have inny nipples breast cancer runs in my family could they have misses something

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
7/23/12 9:05pm

Mary, it's entirely within your rights and responsibilities as a patient to ask for further diagnostic testing, if you're not comfortable with what the doctors have told you so far. You must have symptoms that suggest the infection isn't gone - so advocate for yourself, OK? Go back to the doctor and share these symptoms with him/her, and ask what the next steps should be. I assume your nipples have always been inverted; but if this is a new issue, then ask for a mammogram to see what might be causing this change, as well. Good luck - PJH

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By copper, Community Member— Last Modified: 10/28/13, First Published: 07/18/09