Abscess drainage ultrasound

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Avatar n tn I am 42 year-old, I had a cyst near the nipple of my right breast and was aspirated after making a mamo and ultrasound and was diagnosed by the pathologist as an abscess. I was on antibiotic for 10 days. The lump almost disappeared but pain persisted and became sometimes stronger specially around the nipple. I went yesterday to the doctor again and made another ultrasound and he told me that there is a scar tissue left and I have to wait 2 months for a follow-up by an ultrasound.
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.
1657910 tn?1302375661 My doctor ordered cultures of the fluid to see what grows. Nothing every grows in my case. Yes it is a new abscess that delevoped in the same spot as the abscess that was surgically removed in Dec 2010. My surgeon did tell me it could happen again. So I wasn't to shock that it developed again just bummed out that it happen again. I was very happy when the surgeon did say I wouldn't have to have surgery again. I don't want to have to heal from a open wound again.
Avatar f tn On Thursday I'm going to get the pus drainage with fine needle. Last time it was very painful even 2 times local anesthesia did not worked for me. Doctor said this happened due to inflammation. Anybody have any idea how to manage the pain. Should I take pain killers before getting it done and which one should I take? Also is it true that if we keep getting drainage done the pus will keep coming back so should we not get it done? Please share your experiences. Thanks all!!
1548207 tn?1303457780 I usually have relief after my abscess burst or are opened. Ultrasound guided needle aspirations were so much cleaner and generally left no hole that had to be packed. The first one that was incised was scarey as there was so much drainage.
Avatar f tn Please consult a doctor who can examine you to diagnose and decide whether you need just antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs or you need incision drainage of abscess or you need a dopplar ultrasound. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Take care!
Avatar n tn You would require a course of antibiotics if it is prostatitis, any abscess on ultrasound would require incision and drainage. It could be an epididymal cyst on the right side causing the pain. You must check up with an urologist to evaluate you in detail discussing these options. Hope this helps you.
1670196 tn?1306844845 On 5/9 it was taken out because they said it wasn't an abscess it was a hematoma or a seroma (the drainage tube had not drained anything and had caused A LOT of pain). On 5/11 I was discharged saying that the hematoma was 50% smaller than it had been on 5/5 and would probably continue to drain vaginally like it had been and that it should take care of itself within the next month or so.
1670196 tn?1306844845 On 5/9 it was taken out because they said it wasn't an abscess it was a hematoma (the drainage tube had not drained anything and had caused A LOT of pain). On 5/11 I was discharged saying that the hematoma was 50% smaller than it had been on 5/5 and would probably continue to drain vaginally like it had been and that it should take care of itself within the next month or so.
Avatar f tn He should see a thyroid expert (endocrinologist or possibly ENT) who does his/her own ultrasound in office for further evaluation and biopsy/drainage. 90% of these are benign. The parotid cyst needs ENT evaluation and possible ultrasound guided biopsy. The lung findings are most consistent with old scar - not likely significant,but ask his doctor.
Avatar n tn Hi. Thanks for writing in. An abscess is a localized collection of pus walled off from the rest of the body. It contains pus, which consists of inflammatory cells and decayed tissues. Most abscesses causes local pain and tenderness. A cyst is a fluid-filled cavity, which can present as an infected skin nodule. Both abscess and cyst can develop anywhere in the skin covering the body.
Avatar n tn 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. Transvaginal u/s now shows cyst on left ovary. My last period was in 2005.
Avatar f tn Have you been checked for diabetes? It could be an abscess needing urgent drainage. You must go to the emergency room and an urgent x ray done to check for any ankle fracture. Duplex ultrasound is indicated if there is a suspicion of vascular disease or blockage in blood vessel or a clot. I cannot comment further without a clinical evaluation. It would be prudent to get a surgeon’s consultation immediately. Hope this helps. Take care.
Avatar f tn A radiologist will typically use ultrasound and insert a needle and drainage needle or tube, in to the breast and drain the area. By using this method you avoid having a spontaneous breakage of the skin, and are only left with a needle mark, which is not really invisible. To answer your question, lol, I like to go on and on sometimes, after the underlying inflammation has resolved, so will the drainages or 'burst abscesses'.
Avatar f tn Hi I was diagnosed with GM a month ago after mammo, ultrasound, MRI and two separate core biopsies. The consultant at breast clinic said he was certain I had cancer as MRI showed 6cm mass, but core needle biopsy was benign. He did another, taking more than a dozen samples - this one showed mastitis inflammation and he diagnosed GM. This came out of nowhere in early March - woke up with tenderness and pain, no lump.
Avatar n tn treatment consisting of thrice weekly full drainage of prostate combined with targeted antibiotics, here in the Philippines. I have now been for three months in this treatment and see no end. It seems to go by cycles.
1670196 tn?1306844845 I had surgery (hysterectomy) on 4/26 and had to be re-admitted on 5/5. They said I had an abscess and put in a drainage tube (OUCH) on 5/7 then took it out on 5/9 because #1 it wasn't draining anything and #2 (more importantly) they said I didn't actually have an abscess. I have a hematoma that was draining vaginally (on it's own, like it was when I was admitted). On 5/5 it measured approximately 7.5 x 6.5 x 10.5 mm.
Avatar f tn May want to have a rectal- ultrasound to see where the abscess (fistula) is and find out if the abscess is gone. I'm on Medicaid and they covered the tests and surgeries.
Avatar f tn I just wanted to chime and tell you I know how you feel. I had an abscess burst a while back--an ultrasound tech refused to empty it since it was a surface abscess, and then I didn't get to a surgeon fast enough. It left a disturbing hole that is (slowly) healing--or at least, it's not as horror-movie looking as it was before. Now I'm trying to get to the doctor every time I even suspect that an abscess is forming.
Avatar f tn In fact all were thinking i have IBC or Breast TB. 12. Were you diagnosed with abscess? Yes Later on after 3rd Ultrasound 13. Were you treated for abscess? Were you lanced/packed? YES - 1 time 14. Were you diagnosed with cysts? NO 15. Did your labs return with “sterile” or “negative for bacteria” results? YES 16. Was the fluid draining diagnosed as serous fluid (healing protein fluid)? NO 17. Did your doctor test prolactin levels? NO 18.
Avatar f tn Hi There can be several causes for a localized swelling in the buttocks, such as epidermal inclusion cyst, infected lipoma, abscess, boil/furuncle or fibroma. It would be difficult to diagnose without an examination. An abscess is a localized collection of pus walled off from the rest of the body. It contains pus, which consists of inflammatory cells and decayed tissues. Most abscesses causes local pain and tenderness.
Avatar f tn It's not as hard as before and it seems like it is a smaller area, but it's still a large area of the breast. My ultrasound only showed swollen tissue. How long until the hard area will resolve? I'm scheduled for a follow up with my surgeon next week and he says he will biopsy it it is still there. I've tried everything to resolve it, but it keeps coming back. Is this a normal amount of time for mastitis to resolve?
Avatar f tn I saw a surgeon ( who has done 2 benign breast biopsies on the left breast in the past) who did an ultrasound. It showed a large area of inflammation but no specific pocket of infection and 2 cysts that I did not know I had. He did a FNA but was only able to aspirate blood. This was sent for a culture. He put me on duricef. I saw him a week later. The area of hardness had decreased. Surprisingly, the culture came back as pseudomonas. My dr was shocked.
Avatar f tn Then May of 2009 I developed what I thought was the flu and went to my primary care and he ask how my breast was doing and I relized it had to do with that I went straight to my breast surgeon and she admitted me to the hospital where I spent 4 days on IV's, ultrasound, and drained again. I was good until December and it came back. It would pop and feel better. I had to give in and have another surgery 2 weeks ago and Now in trememdous pain, barely move my arm, and been vomiting.
Avatar n tn I have been back to surgeon because my incision swelled 2 weeks then ruptured out ooz for 2 weeks stopped for 2 days now has done the same thing over and it will not quit swelling and oozing. they did blood work ultrasound bone xray all was well but i can not afford to go back to the doctor every week to follow up. Is this a hemotoma under the incision and will it heal on its own. I cover it letting it breath day and night because it bothers me and burns hurts. I am on my feet all day though.
1657910 tn?1302375661 Although this is true, secondary abscesses and infections are so common, I really believe that it is necessary to try antibiotics as well. I ended up last week having to have a 750+ ml abscess drained from my breast that my doctors had believed was only inflammation not infection (it had been there about 2 months). I think pushing for antibiotics possibly could have prevented the incision and drainage, packing, and subsequent IV antibiotics.
Avatar f tn Welcome! my first abscess started 3 months after GM was diagnosed...and I had the same as you have just red patch. One day it decided to explode and that was it! I went to the doctor so they can take a look and sent the fluid to the Lab and check for Bacterias...obviously the study came back sterile. Then I had my second abscess, went to doctor and he drained it with needle aspiration...then another one and another one..
Avatar f tn hi I had a small mass 4 month ago and I went to the doctor just to make sure that I do not have something bad. he told me that I have to make an ultrasound and it sowed I have 2 cm abscess. then he made a drainage with using cloxacillin two weeks later I had a fever with swelling and redness in the same area. I went to ER, the told me I have to make another surgery, so they made a drainage again. 1 week later, the area turned to red and green.
Avatar f tn hi I had a small mass 4 month ago and I went to the doctor just to make sure that I do not have something bad. he told me that I have to make an ultrasound and it sowed I have 2 cm abscess. then he made a drainage with using cloxacillin two weeks later I had a fever with swelling and redness in the same area. I went to ER, the told me I have to make another surgery, so they made a drainage again. 1 week later, the area turned to red and green.
Avatar m tn Normally each person has 4-10 crypts (glands) in the anus and any number of them can become obstructed. The obstruction commonly results in an abscess containing bacteria. These are usually spontaneous events rather than caused due to a long-term buildup or growth of an obstruction. The treatment is to drain them. A rectal finger exam tests to see if there are any "hard" spots in the anus that may represent an obstruction that may need to be drained.