Women's Health Breast abscesses. A breast abscess is a localised collection of pus in the breast tissue. It is usually caused by a bacterial infection.
Boils are normal and relatively common. They come about when a hair follicle or sweat gland becomes infected. They occur in places where sweat can pool such as your underarms, groin, and facial area.
One type of breast infection that can occur in nonlactating women is a subareolar breast abscess. Subareolar breast abscesses are infected lumps that occur just under the areola, the colored skin around the nipple. An abscess is a swollen area in the body that is filled with pus.
Some problems are related to lactation. Others are not. This normal process of dilation of the milk gland is called ectasia. Ectasia is a noncancer breast condition.
Remember those teenage years, when every pimple was a crisis? Something you anguished about, hid with Cover Girl, and worked to prevent with various overpriced skin cleansers? Hidradenitis suppurativa is an acne-related skin condition that can manifest as chronic infections boils or abscesses around and on the breast - particularly in the crease underneath.
A subareolar nipple abscess is a pocket of pus located on your nipple or right beneath your areolathe ring of pigmented skin surrounding your nipple. An abscess can press on nearby tissue and is often accompanied by swelling and inflammation. A subareolar nipple abscess may cause paina small tender lump, and drainage of pus.
Back to Health A to Z. A breast abscess is a painful build-up of pus in the breast caused by an infection. It mainly affects women who are breastfeeding. They may prescribe antibiotic tablets first if they think you might only have a breast infection.
An abscess is an accumulation of pus in breast tissue, that develops as a defensive reaction, usually against infectionbut also due to the presence of foreign objects. An abscess can occur anywhere in the body. Most breast abscesses develop in association with lactation and breastfeeding mastitisbut not all.