Abscess drainage type

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Avatar n tn Went back to doctor, he stick his finger in both areas and didn't feel anything. My concern is if this is a normal process for this type of abscess or should she be concerned about other diseases. You guidance and feedback are greatly appreciated.
Avatar m tn Sometimes breast abscesses are very difficult to deal with,but unless your breast Surgeon has more information regarding your condition than what you are describing here,a subareolar abscess is usually first treated with antibiotics and if it doesn't clear up an incision and drainage is performed.If the abscess reoccurs,the surgeon would remove the abscessed cysts including the infected ducts. Hoping that all goes well for you..
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 n tn I have yet to see any improvement from taking the antibiotics, so I went to the ER yesterday where they attempted to do and Incision and Drainage procedure. Some of the abscess was soft, but a large part of it in the middle was still hard... ??? With making an incision, the doctor was able to squeeze a good portion of the abscess out... but there is still a fairly large sized lump there. There has been no drainage coming from the incision since she did this.
Avatar n tn ) After feeling the scalple slicing open my abscess, then the doctor found a previous abscess under that one and had to slice it open as well. After all of this, it was time to begin packing the wound with this stringgy gauze filled with antibiotic by using a small pair of sissors to do it. I felt everything! It felt like he was poking the abscess with the sharp sissor and then dragging it around the inside edges of the wound. Another very painful and tramatic experience!
Avatar n tn The treatment options for a renal abscess are intravenous antibiotics and drainage of the abscess by an open operation or by inserting a catheter through a needle in the skin overlying the kidney with X-ray guidance. Nowadays percutaneous drainage is used . It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor.
Avatar n tn In the acute form antibiotics are administered and eventually incision and drainage of the abscess are performed. In the chronical form excision of the diseased milksinus and fibrotic tissue with the nipple is mandatory. We do not hesitate to excise the majority of the milksinuses.
Avatar f tn Hi, i've recently developed a perianal abscess (dx'ed by doctor) which is dangerously near my vagina. it is swollen, hard and painful. I've visited the ER twice already (only option available for govt health insurance (mexico) at the time (free) and i'm hella tight on money), first when i noticed it and second when it burst. i'm on antibiotics for the next 7 days (Already been for two days) was advised by the doctor to monitor it for 72 hrs and go back to check if a drainage was necessary.
Avatar m tn Never the less you stated that when you had your abscess drained in the hospital that they took a sample of the pus to the lab for tests and they came back with nothing. My question to you is, were you on any type of antibiotics before you had your abscess drained and a sample taken for analysis? If you were then you are most likely going to get a negative bacteria test because the antibiotics will kill all the bacteria that they need to grow.
Avatar n tn I don't know what to do! When I push on it it feels like there is some type of liquid inside. Whether it is pus or blood or just liquid I really don't know. But the dark purpleish/black color to one side of it is really scaring me. I don't have health insurance and I'm really low on money... I really want to try to take care of this myself. PLEASE help. I am really terrified. I'd also hate to have to tell my mother about it... I am only 19 and can't afford to go to the clinic myself...
Avatar m tn Seems to settle on the left and makes swallowing some times awkward also a constant thirst .
Avatar m tn I'm trying to decide upon the type of anesthesia for my surgery. I assume local means shots. I'm fearing any shots directly into the scrotum area. Can anyone explain what local anesthesia was like, and what it consisted of? Also, was it particularily painful? Of course, I'll be speaking to my Dr.on the day of the surgery. We more less agreed on general anesthesia (which has potential for more complications) but I would opt for local (plus sedation) if it isn't painful or stressful.
Avatar n tn This may be some type of abscess since there is drainage from it when squeezed. You need to see your Dr. and have this examined and treated. Leaving something untreated for "a couple of years" is not a wise thing to do. Please make an appointment soon. Regards ....
Avatar m tn Is it common not to place a drainage tube after a lumpectomy? My mother age 83 had breast cancer surgery in April. Four lymph nodes removed with no drain tube. No her breast is huge and swollen with pain. She was told her body would absord the fluid. Now she looks like she has an abscess on her breast or some type of infection. When asked doctor to give her antibiotics, he said she did not need them.
Avatar n tn Antibiotics treat the infection that has caused the abscess. The specific antibiotic depends on what infectious organism has caused the abscess. Whether the abscess is drained or not, antibiotics are always used to treat the underlying infection. Needle aspiration of the abscess to remove the infectious fluid. This can be done on superficial abscesses that can be reached by a needle and syringe. For those abscesses inaccessible by a needle, surgical drainage is done.
Avatar n tn those would indicate either an abscess or a fistula. if he has any type of drainage or lump, go to the doc right away. if you are unsure, a quick trip to the doc could ease your mind. I liken having an abscess to sitting on a golf ball. my fissures usually heal on thier own, but treating the CD is the best way to treat perianal disease. is he on immunomodulators (Imuran, 6mp or methotrexate)?
Avatar n tn No ovarian cancer in my family and the colon cancer was of the non-heredity type. There was significant anastomotic leak/repeat pre-sacral abscess/multiple drain attempts and now with 5th try of enteral stents trying to keep peri-rectal area open for drainage. Have 2nd diverting ileostomy now. LAR was performed in 2005. Unfortunately have had persistent low sacral pain/perineal pain thought secondary to the prolonged inflammation/interventions/fibrosis and maybe radiation related, too.
Avatar n tn o Antibiotics o Surgical drainage of abscess If the symptoms still persist, consult your skin specialist or dermatologist. Let us know about how you are doing and if you have any other doubts. Regards.
Avatar n tn I think that you may have some type of Sexually Transmitted Disease if you are sexually active and not using protection. Disease such as syphilis or gonorrhea. Visit a doctor who will help you.
Avatar f tn Once an abscess has drained without surgery how long does it take to heal completely? Also I seem to have an indentation where the fluid used to be. How long/if ever will it take to fill in and smooth out? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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.
Avatar m tn As long as the boil is hard, it is difficult draining it. But once it becomes soft, drainage is easy. You need to consult a doctor for its drainage or for prescription of antibiotics. Till then apply calamine lotion and some topical antibiotic like Neosporin on the bump. If the symptoms are severe then please consult a dermatologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn o Antibiotics o Surgical drainage of abscess If the symptoms still persist, consult your skin specialist or dermatologist. Let us know about how you are doing and if you have any other doubts. Regards.
Avatar m tn i have the hole packed all the time,and I clean it 3 times a day.but these crumbs,Lil rock type thing is freaking me out.please help and thanks in advance for any info you can pass on.thanks again.by the way the doc didn't see anything and said it was not infected,unfortionaly none was on the gauze when I tryed to show him.
579258 tn?1250652943 OK .. so I was "supposed" to have MRSA and taking Clindamycin for the past 2+ weeks and that, along with the I&D procedures (Incision & Drainage) to the abscesses, should be done, better, over, and well. Of the 4 areas, the middle one is healed, the bottom one is draining a little and has a knot forming underneath it, the top one is draining a lot and has a large knot forming underneath and around it and the one on my hip fills and then about every 3 days it drains. Sorry ..
Avatar n tn It can be an infected cyst or a hair follicle infection or an abscess or a tubercular abscess. You need to show this to a skin specialist and get a fine needle aspiration cytology done to find what the lump is. If it is tubercular, then it will need medical treatment for 6-9 months. If it is abscess or boil, it will need to be drained. It it is a cyst, it will need to be excised. Often doctors do a CT scan for diagnosis.
Avatar f tn Sometimes Mastitis can take a long time to heal but I am glad you’ll be seeing your Surgeon soon for a follow-up, because there is a risk that the infection could lead to a breast abscess which may need to be drained surgically.
Avatar n tn An anal abscess is usually treated by surgical drainage, although some drain spontaneously. About 50% of these abscesses may develop into a fistula, in which a small tunnel connects the infected gland inside the anus to an opening on the skin around the anus.
Avatar m tn Dear iam1butterfly, I have returned after two appointments with physicians and one appointment with a surgeon. Several corrections are needed. 1) This is not a lipoma and never was. 2) This was a subaceous cyst that became infected, which is then called an "abscess". The surgery involved opening with a horizontal cut and drainage. Gauze is packed into the remaining small wound with a piece poking outside. This gauze is replaced daily.
Avatar m tn Today I woke up to find a ton of whitish, pus-type stuff exiting what has seems to have turned into an abscess. I am sure this is infected and I am seeing a urologist tomorrow. I have been in a monogamous relationship for 2 years and am generally good about using protection. I do remember two periods over the last few months where my foreskin was itchy. Does this sound like herpes to you?