Abscess on chest

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Avatar f tn Mi sister is 21yrs old and for the past 4-5yrs she has been having this constant boils around her back, chest and especially her underarms.It starts with a small round hard bump to a big lump which gets very painful and filled with pus over time.She has seen many doctors and received so many different kinds of antibiotics however this things keeps coming up.Please help...she is really losing hope of getting rid of it.What exactly could this be and how can we solve it.
Avatar m tn Now, another abcess has appeared on my chest (just close to my left breast nipple) and I am worried whether this will create any serious consequences. Can anyone advise me why this reoccur and whether it is simply a skin disease.
Avatar n tn I have a severe abscess tooth on the lower left side of my mouth. I have been to the ER and the dentist. I'm on antibiotics (clindamycin) 600mg ibuprofen and hydrocodone for pain. My dentist scheduled me an appointment to have the tooth pulled next Friday but since taking the antibiotics the whole left side of my face is extremely swollen my lips are severely swollen to the point I can't eat can barely drink and can't sleep.
Avatar n tn so i was wanting to ask if you could give a brief description on the mechanics of an abscess. specifically, 1)how does the abscess manage to make these holes in the jawbone itself? 2) if a person had lived through an abscess (such as they do in modern times) does the damage to the jaw bone repair itself, or is it a permenent fixture? 3) exactly how were these abscesses fatal? how does it truly manage to kill?
Avatar n tn For 2 weeks I have been dealing with a very painful abscess on my ear, where after alot of research and several trips to a local medical clinic and ER, I have found that what I have is an abscess in the Preauricular pit/sinus. I have been given 3 rounds of antibiotics, one of which I am still taking (Clindamyacin). 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.
Avatar f tn I think i had an abscess on my neck for a few weeks. but it went down and the pain went away on its own. Do you think it would have spread to somewhere else. I feel no pain in my neck or chest area at the moment and i believe the bump has been gone for a month and a half now.
Avatar n tn in a perfect world a root canal and crown or an implant would be ideal depending on how badly damaged the tooth is but these procedures can cost around 1500 to 5000 depending on where you live. you need to see a dentist right now to evaluate your situation and go through your options. if you have a local dental school or low income clinic in your area you might want to check them out. good luck!
251991 tn?1239299630 My husband has had this spot on his chest going on three years, he will never go see a doctor and now says his lymp nodes under his arms hurt. I have pictures if any one would like to look and beable to help.
Avatar n tn I will tell you about it. It had a pouch shaped like a heart on her chest. Can you please help her by telling me what to do?
Avatar m tn im on beta blockers and having pain under left arm in chest area on side not in front i feel tired everyday and flush face
Avatar m tn When they become enlarged, they can be soft, rubbery and rock hard. An abscess is a collection of pus that has accumulated in a cavity formed by the tissue. It is characterized by a bump having redness, warmth and pain. 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. I sincerely hope that helps.
Avatar m tn Hi! It is difficult to diagnose chest pains on net. Sharp stabbing pain under left ribs or over left chest could be due to acidity with gastric reflux or hiatal hernia. Take a late night snack. Raise head end of bed. Take Omeprazole empty stomach in morning and an antacid gel at bedtime. Refrain from smoking, alcohol, fuzzy drinks and spicy food. Walking around also helps clear gas.
Avatar n tn I suffered from mastitis on the inner side of my right breast, against the chest wall away from the nipple, after the birth of my daughter. The infection went on for three weeks because my midwife kept saying 'you're fine, you're fine. hot water, massages, and breastfeeding will get it out with antibiotics.' After starting the antibiotics, the fever stopped, but the redness, pain, and swelling did not.
Avatar m tn TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THINGS... abscess: An abscess is a localized collection of pus that generally develops in response to infection. An abscess is typically painful, and it appears as a swollen area that is warm to the touch. The skin surrounding an abscess typically appears pink or red. Abscesses can develop in many parts of the body, but they usually involve the skin surface.
1009011 tn?1250696939 No it will not go away on its own. Costochondritis will not cause any long lasting harm. However an abscess needs prompt attention. Confirmed diagnosis is not possible on net. It may be something else too. Hence it is important you go back to either the surgeon or your PCP. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar f tn I am a 46 year old female. Non-smoker, self employed. I encounter chest pains on a daily basis. EKG, etc (although I have low blood pressure, which does not have any effect on my lifestyle). results are OK. The pain is like a sharp stabbing sensation in the left middle area of my chest (heart). The pains or cramps lasts for a few minutes.
Avatar f tn I may have commented to you before and asked your age.I doubt if your chest pain/discomfort is sinus related.That was ed's experience but as much chest pain as I have seen in patients I doubt that facial area of sinus is the problem, even if that maxillary sinus refers pain and I suspect that the performance of a cardiac cath eliminated that etiology.
Avatar m tn Hi A small red bump on the chest can be a keloid, mole, birth mark, wart, abscess or some allergic eruption. Keloids occur in skin after surgical incisions, traumatic wounds, vaccination sites, burn injuries. Keloids often run in families. They most often on the chest, back, shoulders, and earlobes. Keloids are firm, rubbery lesions or shiny, fibrous nodules, and can vary from pink to flesh-colored or red to dark brown in color and usually turn unsightly.
Avatar n tn Also start shivering off and on. For past 3 days I have had chest pain when lying down...chest feels like it is being squeezed. Feel it now in any position but lying down increases the feeling. For past 2 days intense headache. Epinephrine should be out of my system, right? Could the chest pain be caused by days of extreme fear and anxiety? I'm pretty scared and wondering if I'm going to have a stroke. (Am 42, female, non-smoker, normal weight with no heart problems as far as I know.
Avatar f tn Hi guys , u do a great job here , im 29 m smoker I had a ct scan on my neck and chest yesterday and got the result today , i really cant understand whats written on the report well !! Is it camcer :( please help me understand it , thanks 1 : neck findings - At the site of the marker applied at the left aspect of the neck revealed no underlying patholoogical swellings . A: Normal ct appearance of both valeculae , pyriform fossae and aryepigolottic folds.
846618 tn?1238676744 I am 23 yrs old female, from last couple of weeks i have noticed a very prominent nodular structure residing in my chest exactly in the middle of both breast ( not on breast but chest). i feel that its unbelievably hard. what are those symptoms by which i can conclude if its some sort of lump?
Avatar f tn I have been experiencing upper right ab pain right by my liver, when I push on the spot where the pain is coming from I get a shocking pain up to my middle left chest. I recently got my gallbladder taken out about a year ago so I know its not that.
Avatar n tn heterogeneous retroareolar mass. Differential considerations would include abscess, hematoma or neoplasm. Biopsy is recommended. If abscess is suspected antibiotic therapy prior to needle aspiration would be prudent. His dr. is setting him up for a visit with a surgeon for a biopsy and did give him a round of strong antibiotics. Can you tell me what this means in layman's terms? Is it serious? The lump is moveable and very painful, right now he is taking lortabs 7.5 for the pain.
Avatar f tn I have abdominal pain that lingers on my right side, nausea no vomiting, and symptoms of vertigo. Has anyone else had brief episodes of sharp chest pains on the right side? Can anyone give me advise?
Avatar m tn They removed 2 teeth, my lower right wisdom tooth, and the molar in front of it, and drained my cheek. When I awoke I was on a breathing tube due o my swelling and had 2 penrose drains sewn into my mouth. I remained on the tube another day and a half, and in the ICU another 3 days total. Eventually I was transferred to the Surgical recovery wing for another night before having my drains removed and being discharged. 6 and a half days and 21 bags of IV antibiotics later, I was home.
Avatar n tn My husband went through a similar situation in 1982 when he was 31 years old. He was still smoking at the time. Back then, they took "routine" chest xrays with a physical. His doctor called and said there was a spot on his lung. He threw out the cigs that day and never went back to them. He had tried to quit three times but that was the final straw.
Avatar m tn i have to take about 1600 mg of ibuprofen and 1000 mg of tylenol to keep the pain away. i feel like crap,i have flu like symptoms. body aches,chest tightness and fatigue..but i am concerned about my heart health here. i have posted a lot on this forum about my cardiac problems. my electrical system of my heart is really messed up. i have had transient LBBB,RBBB and first degree AV block. also voltage criteria for LVH.
Avatar n tn Not content with this (I was so ill) I sought a second opinion and he ordered a chest X ray. I went in for the results and was told, with my 18 month old daughter sitting on my lap ,I had 5 weeks max to live. I was told I should see a radiologist that I had lung cancer..... there were "tumors" all over my lung.