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red breast

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 16, 2006
  • 03:13 AM

My daughter's left breast has been swollen, sore, and purply-red for nearly 3 months. She had a biopsy done that, luckily, showed no cancer. She was being treated as if it were a staph infection and put on a rigorous course of antibiotics through a PICC line for 4 weeks, after which time, she was given oral antibiotics for another 2 weeks. She did notice a slight improvement. Recently, she was hospitalized with a kidney infection that invaded the bloodstream (she is a kidney transplant). While in the hospital, she noticed that the breast was once again getting darker in color, thickening, and sore. An infectious diseases doctor had seen her breast, but wasn't concerned. He said the antibiotics would take of it. We are quite frustrated. We know what it isn't, but not what it is, what's causing this, or exactly what to do about it. Can anybody give us something to go on? Thanks.

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  • I had infections in my breast for several months which went away with antibiotics but came back again and again - I also had constant kidney infections - found out 6 weeks ago that i have pernicious aneamia which means I need to have vitamin b12 injections - I assume if your daughter is a kidney patient she will also be having these injections?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 16, 2006
    • 07:51 PM
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  • Has your daughter been checked for IBC: inflamatory breast cancer?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 17, 2006
    • 02:15 AM
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