Breast Infection

Comprehensive Breast Care

Our Boulder breast center near Denver delivers comprehensive breast care. We have the breast treatments and techniques to make sure you get the best care possible. We offer all kinds of breast care from treatment of breast masses and lumps to extensive breast cancer treatments and breast pain. When you need a Colorado breast center and a partner in your treatment, our facility is here to help.

The most common breast problems seen in consultation with a surgical specialist are:

Breast Infection

Breast infections are divided into two categories: those that occur during pregnancy and breast feeding versus bacterial infections that occur outside of pregnancy.

During breast feeding and pregnancy, infections are often attempted to be resolved with antibiotic therapy. If this fails, incision and drainage may be required. While this offers the quickest recovery, breast feeding may need to be ceased on the involved side to allow the wound to heal. Non-surgical drainage of a breast abscess is usually ineffective.

When an abscess occurs outside of pregnancy, incision and drainage is the most expedient way of curing an abscess if a short course of antibiotics is unsuccessful. This also allows for a biopsy to be obtained to exclude an underlying breast cancer.

Breast Infection Treatment Options

  • Antibiotics with Conservative Therapy
  • Surgical Drainage

Our goal is to coordinate and expedite your care so that you can focus on healing and enjoying your life. Please call us today at 303‑449‑3642 to schedule an appointment or ask a question. The entire Boulder Breast Center team is here to help.