Re: Mastitis lump wont go away?
Some possible explanations for the lump:
- it's residual swelling/inflammation from mastitis
- it's a plugged duct unrelated to the bout of mastitis
- it's an abscess that is resolving (most likely due to the antibiotics)
- it's a galactocele
That's all just off the top of my head. I'd guess that residual inflammation or a plugged duct are the most likely explanations for what you're experiencing, but you shouldn't rule out the other possibilities. If the lump starts to grow, or you see evidence of returning mastitis symptoms, it's probably time to see the breast specialist. If you're freaking out about cancer, I don't think you need to. There are too many other good possibilities for you to be focusing on the more remote possibility- you know that old medical adage: "If you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras."
Have you tried massaging the area with an electric massager, like an electric toothbrush? That can sometimes help break up a stubborn plug.
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