Subodh Kumar, I could unfortunately not read the whole of your question because
of some unknown words, however, I suspect that your question is regarding a
breast abscess following surgery. I am not sure what type of surgery you are
referring to. The fact of the matter is that it appears that your wife has a
problem of breast abscess. You also did not inform me of whether your wife is
breastfeeding at the moment.
One type of breast
infection that can occur in non-lactating women is a subareolar breast abscess.
Subareolar breast abscesses are infected lumps that occur just under the
areola, the coloured skin around the nipple. An abscess is a swollen area in
the body that is filled with pus. Pus is liquid filled with dead white blood
The swelling and pus are due to a local infection. A
local infection is where bacteria invade the body at a certain point and remain
there. The bacteria do not spread to other parts of the body in a local
infection. It is also not a sign of cancer.
If left untreated,
the infection can start to form a fistula. A fistula is an abnormal hole from
the abscess out to the skin. If the infection is severe enough, nipple
inversion can occur. This is when the nipple is drawn into the breast tissue
rather than pointing out. The patient may also have a fever and a general feeling
of ill health.
The first stage of
treatment is taking antibiotics. Depending on the size of the abscess and the
level of discomfort, the doctor may also want to open up the abscess and drain
the pus. This would mean the abscess would be cut open in the doctor’s office.
Most likely, some local anaesthetic will be used to numb the area.
If the infection does not go away with a course of
antibiotics, or if the infection comes back repeatedly after initially clearing
up, the person may need surgery. During surgery, the chronic abscess and any
affected glands will be removed. If nipple inversion has occurred, the nipple
can be reconstructed during surgery.
Surgery may be done in the doctor’s office, in a
surgical outpatient centre, or in a hospital, depending on the size and
severity of the abscess.
Having said all
this, my response to you is to get your wife to see a doctor as soon as
possible so that she can receive the treatment she deserves. (MCH).
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