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7/6/2017Hi, I'm having an issue with areola discharge. I'm 20 years old and have large breasts. About a square quarter inch of equal parts yellow pus and blood (both in the pus itself and actual blood) came out of a relatively painful bump I've had for about a week after I squeezed it very lightly. The pus isn't sticky, it's more substantial, and it kind of looks like fat. I know that's a weird way to describe it, but that's the best I can do. There were also some tiny pieces of... Solid blood (?) that came out as well. The bump itself is about the size of a quarter now, post-discharge, is located at the very edge of my areola (which is about two inches away from my nipple), and it is a bit painful to the touch. Wearing a bra has given me some slight discomfort, but has been bearable. The area isn't very warm to the touch. Now that I think about it, my areola/breast has been pretty itchy at some points recently and I've been vaguely uncomfortable with my breast recently. I don't have any rashes or other skin changes, nor have I noticed any changes to the nipple itself.

The discharge was very alarming, to the point that I had a panic attack. I'd really like to know if this is something I should get checked out, or if it sounds normal. Thank you very, very much.
RepliedJHU's Breast Center Reply
7/6/2017this might be a breast abscess. see your gyn doc this coming week. you also may need antibiotics.

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