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Noticed this painless swelling in my right underarm some few months ago. but in the recent time am having pain on d upper part of my right breast.Had ultrasound and was diagnosed of right mastitis with mild oedema.Whats the solution here?

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    Are you breastfeeding?.    If not, mastitis is usually treated with antibiotics but sometimes if it is mild it can clear without treatment.    Are you in UK? Did your GP ask for the ultrasound? 
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      Am not in uk. Am in Nigeria. Yes a doctor prescribed antibiotic but on the other hand another doctor asked me to go for mammogram to be sure this is not an ibc since it has to do with inflammation.
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    Hi.....did they give you antibiotic to clear it up.....it's an infection and requires an antibiotic to get it better. 

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      But i was on Augmentin 1 gram and completed for 7 days. the underarm swelling reduced a bit but d pain on upper right breast is stil there so also the burning sensation at d edge of underarm towards the back.
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    You have had this for several months so the infection may be well established and spread into surrounding tissues. It may even have turned into an abcess. You may need a longer course of antibiotics or maybe a different one. A mammogram would be a good idea. 
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      yes GC just recommends another antibiotics again. Am on it now but ll still go for mammogram too. Thanks.
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