If Breast Inflammation Goes Away After A Few Days Of Antibiotics Could It Still Be Ibc

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Asked by Dannie

If Breast Inflammation Goes Away After A Few Days Of Antibiotics Could It Still Be Ibc

A few months ago I woke up with inflammation, redness and pain in my right breat. My doctor said it was either mastitis or ibc and prescribed me antibiotics. (I am 49 years old and not breastfeeding). My inflammation reponded within a few days with the prescribed antibiotics. To be safe my doctor did a mammogram and ultrasound, which showed a lump or mass in my right breast. A MRI showed further that a biopsy was needed. The doctor did an ultrasound guided vaccum assisted tissue biopsy. The biopsy results showed that I had fibro.... not cancer. My question is do you think that the doctors did everything necessary to rule out Ibc or should I still be concerned. I have not had any more inflammation or pain and its been almost three months.

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Dannie, I'll hope Phyllis chimes in here, as she's the IBC expert. But I'd assume that if the redness/swelling went away with antibiotics, and it's stayed away for 3 months, you have nothing to worry about. Glad that's the case! - PJH