Abscess drainage recovery

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Avatar_m_tn The fact that the abscess has hardened and draining it was not possible,I presume your Surgeon wants to run more tests probably to evaluate the extent of this abscess or because he thinks that it could be something other than an abscess,such as scar tissue,a fibroadenoma, fat necrosis or other growth. I think your Surgeon is doing the right thing to further investigate this lump, before considering surgery.
Avatar_f_tn Next I went to a breast surgeon and she performed incision and drainage and another ten days of keflex. The abscess still would not heal so I had surgery a few days ago in which the surgeon removed the abscess and I thnk some of the infected ducts. My question is what is the likely hood that this will reoccur again, and im not sure if she removed all of my ducts or just the ones in the affected area.
Avatar_n_tn Over a month ago, an abscess formed on the back of my thigh (midway between bottom of buttock and top of knee). I was on vacation and delayed medical care. Finally it became huge and I went to ER where it was lanced and packed and I was given Bactrim and Cipro for 5 days. I used compresses on it. The culture came back (days later) as strep. After another 10 days, it reddened again and seemed a bit bumpy. I was put on 10 days of Clindmycin. Just completed that course.
Avatar_n_tn is for this afternoon FINALLY but im getting freaked out. 1) should i go to the hospital? 2) how quick will recovery be? the swelling makes it look like i have a golf ball on the bottom right side of my face (where the unfinished root canal tooth is) and hasnt developed quite whats described by people with abscesses... like a ball of pus... but it has JUST started to feel bumpy.
Avatar_n_tn He is 59, a chronic smoker who had poor nutritional habits, and he just had a perforated bowel from an abscess that burst. This happened 2.5 weeks ago, and the surgeon opted to patch the bowel instead of giving him a colostomy. This was all done laprascopically.
Avatar_f_tn I'm a 47 year old male that had sepsis and multi-organ failure. I'm a trainer and am having a hard time with this slow recovery...I was in the ER Dec. 12 and out Dec 24, 2009. When I entered the ER, my bp was 60/40, hr 184 and a fever of 104.5. They thought that I wouldn't make it. So glad that I did! It is now Feb 16, 2010. Any idea what kind of recovery time I should expect? I feel that that I am 50 plus % of my old self right now...please advise. Thank you!
579258_tn?1250652943 Seems the original abscess has 2 outlying areas that created their own little pockets that had to be dealt with today ... along with the one on the hip that has been trying to do something. Back to the ER with a pretty good idea of what was going to be done. Yep .. I was right .. the doctor tried to aspirate all 3 areas and was successful with the one on the hip and again sent it to culture. The lower abdominal one he was partially successful on and the upper one he was not.
579258_tn?1250652943 Please excuse my graphic description .. but the upper abscess had purulent drainage (pus) that rolled out of it and completely saturated a 4 x 4 piece of gauze. Now, just to be clear, I am able to handle a great deal of pain. Having lived and worked with migraines all my life, having given birth and had gallbladder attacks and surgery, I can take a lot. Even at the height of this abscess, the highest pain level was felt to be a 6. Last night upon arrival, my pain scale was a 7.
10441189_tn?1410155722 Make an urgent appointment to see your doctor immediately. The only way to find out which bacteria is causing this "abscess" is to have a culture test. You have an abscess and require an urgent course of antibiotics. It is good that the puss is draining away, but you still may need help with the drainage and for the "plug" to be removed.
Avatar_n_tn Sometimes the walls of an abscess are very tough and makes it harder for antibiotics to 'get through' If it is an abscess that's easily reached, then the usual treatment is to drain it first, and also give antibiotics. But with her abscess in this location, that's not as easy. Usually for a lung abscess, antibiotic treatment is used, and drainage only occasionally, but that does depend on what is stuck down there. A bronchoscopy might be the answer.
Avatar_m_tn The doctor diagnosed it as an abscess, perhaps due to trauma to the armpit. However, she mentioned that upon recovery, a hard lump (she called it leftover sebum) may still remain and that it is not of a big deal. I'm wondering why that is so and whether I should get further medication to rid the lump completely.
Avatar_f_tn Were you treating the abscess on your own or under the care of a veterinarian? My vote is that the abscess was far worse than what was visible on the surface, and likely needed surgical drainage. Antibiotics can do only so much, and if they weren't specific for the particular bacteria strain at work, they would do no good at all. I'm guessing that the infection got into her blood stream (sepsis) and she finally died of multiple organ failure.
Avatar_f_tn Well, all was fine in the recovery until day 4. I started to swell. I called and asked about it and they said just continue using heat packs and take your clindamycin antibiotic. Well, by that afternoon - I could see this was about to be an abscess. It began to drain blood and awful discharge. I got right into the doctor and he looked at it and said that I had a hematoma and the nurse gave me bad information and I drew the infection into the area.
454046_tn?1244569193 I wonder if it is a stitch abscess. Do a search in the archives for ChitChatNine Stitch Abscess or Spitting Stitches and you'll find my old posts. Someplace I have a pic of my little bumpy #2 ..... you couldn't miss it .. The tight is from the surgery most likely (but I'm not a Dr) ..... there are mega internal stitches inside. In about 10 days it starts to ease up. hears to the surf my friend CHEERS!
579258_tn?1250652943 Many of you are aware I have not been online as much lately and it is due to some escalating personal, financial and health issues. My new motto is .. “Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.” ~ Anonymous On an annual scale of stress and life events .. mine is off the chart .. however, it would do no good for me or to others to give in and completely fall apart.
Avatar_f_tn I have a fistula that resulted from a perianal abscess that I had in June 2010. It was finally diagnosed as a fistula in December 2010, and I've been seeing the colorectal surgeon who diagnosed it since then. The tract opening is adjacent to my vagina, which is awesome. So far I've had three surgeries: 1) draining seton placement (January 2011), 2) fistula plug placement (March 2011), and 3) another draining seton placement (October 2011).
Avatar_m_tn Hello, From the symptoms it looks like boils or abscess due to ingrown hair. A boil generally starts as a reddened, tender area. Over time, the area becomes firm and hard. Eventually, the center of the abscess softens and becomes filled with pus. Finally, the pus "forms a head," which can be surgically opened or spontaneously drain out through the surface of the skin. Apply warm compresses on the boil and keep the area clean.
Avatar_f_tn The symptom first showed up as a mass in the middle of August. In the beginning it was treated as a cyst, then as an abscess from infection, then eventually was finalized as GM because culture showed no infection and biospies were no cancer cells. I had 4 operations so far. The doctor left the wound open so I am still waiting for the wound to close. I suggest you see experienced breast specialist for this disease.
Avatar_n_tn He has only recently developed sever problems with the skin around the stoma. He has developed a hard abscess and extreme irritation around the area. This irritated area is expanding and now he has a terrible time attaching the appliance. I have several photos of the area. They show the area very well and should help explain the problem. How do I post these photos or get them to the necessary people to give us some counseling on the problem.
357139_tn?1220104712 The study shows marginal erosions of D8, D9 and D10 verteberal bodies involving D9-D10 intervening disc abd anterior aspect of D8-9 disc with pre, para and epidural multi loculated abscess collection. The right para verteberal collection measures 7.9x2.2 cms and left para vertebral collection mesures 6.3x2.6 cms. The epidural collection at D8-9 and D9-10 causin moderatte impression on thecal sac and bilateral lateral nerve roots. There is also altered signal intensity of D9 and D10 pedicles.
Avatar_n_tn Hi there, I just started getting boils in my armpits I am a full time college student too. Is this perhaps stress related? I am very worried because they have reappered within a month first it went away and now it is back within a week. Oh no! I am eager to find out if there is an antibiotic out there. Sorry do not know anything about surgery.
Avatar_f_tn Saw a dentist and doctor recently. I've had all sorts of symptoms for 2 + months. I'm so scared that I hVe a brain abscess. Please help... Thank you...
Avatar_n_tn oh, and if you don't have any packing anymore, but still need to cover the external opening because of drainage, I found the non-stick gauze pads to be gentler than regular guaze or pantiliners. there are more extensive surgeries that can be done, using thigh muscles, etc. the fibrin glue results have been pretty good, I hear. results of usage were reported recently. you might want to check out the american society of colorectal surgeons at fascrs.
Avatar_n_tn not a bartholin cyst. I was referred to a GYN who said it is a normal skin abscess. He was going to drain it under general anesthesia but decided to wait one more day. This morning, it felt a bit better but by the end of the day it hurt to walk again and I was now itching (probably a yeast infection from the DR's poking and prodding) I went back to the GYN who said it was no yeast infection, everything looks fine and the abscess is smaller.
1006035_tn?1391310794 I think it would do more harm for an outdoor cat to be declawed as they would need some line of defense. There is supposed to be a new surgical method that is supposed to be less painful for recovery but it is very costly as it is a laser surgery. That being said we have two cats and they both are *not* declawed. However I'm not opposed to getting it done if they were to turn those claws on my children. I'm all for providing a loving, caring home for my pets but they my CHILDREN come first.
Avatar_f_tn My surgeon was a little concerned about the recovery for this surgery since the recovery for my bowel resection was not an easy one. It turns out my surgeon was right to be concerned. On the informed consent there was a list of possible problems I could have following the surgery. Near as I can tell the only complications I did not have were death or a leakage from the anastemosis. Coming out of surgery everything seems to be going well.
Avatar_n_tn I've been wondering how you have been. I haven't seen any of your posts in awhile. Is there a possibility that you used something that irritated you down below? If not, sounds like you probably should visit the doctor. Let us know how you make out.
Avatar_n_tn Hope this helps - but remember that your Father's surgeon is responsible for not only the surgery but also the aftermath/recovery so do go back to him/her for any subsequent professional advice. Please do come back with an further questions. Wishing your father well...
Avatar_m_tn Sometimes, however, you can have a sinus infection that won’t show up on a CAT scan of your sinuses. In this case, you will have drainage into your throat, called post-nasal drip, and your throat often have too much mucus in it, which can cause a mild sore throat or cough on a chronic basis. 9. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? The main symptom of sinusitis is pain. Pain in your face, pain in your head.