Abscess on thigh

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Avatar f tn hi i have an abscess on my thigh its red and painful i went to the doctor and he only gave me antibiotics! my question is, are the antibiotics enough ... or a surgery to drain the abscess is required??
Avatar f tn I have been to four doctors, including an infectious disease specialist, no one knows what it is. Last October this large knot appeared on my bikini line, right where the thigh ends, it was a discomfort, but it never did anything. My OB/GYN, who the month before removed my ovarian cyst, thought nothing of it and didn't want to open it since it didn't have a head. November, I get my general doctor to lance it. It's 90% blood, test results show nothing abnormal.
Avatar n tn I was pissed! The ER doctor first stuck a huge, long needle into my thigh near the abscess, which went about half way into my leg. This was a VERY painful procedure and it barely took away the pain (honesty I felt EVERYTHING!) Once my leg was "supposedly" numb, he then proceded to to slice open the wound "so it could drain more.
Avatar n tn But a month ago, I had an infected pimple on my left inner thigh. It was a big size and hard. I could feel the pain from it. The doctor put me on anti-biotic doxycycline. It went away. But recently, I have small lingering pain in the same area but not as much as there was with the pimple before. Theres no pimple there but still a dark mark remaining from the pimple now. Could it be that the anti biotic given before wasnt the right one?
Avatar f tn I've had a lump on the back of my thigh for about 6 weeks now. Recently it's been causing a lot of pain and it has gotten bigger. It went from a pink color to black now. There is no discharge and I can't recall ever being bit. I've not felt very ill but have had headaches since the pain started and my sense of smell seems off and I have blood in my nose. Any ideas? I have a doctor appointment in a few days but am wondering if it seems urgent enough to go sooner.
Avatar m tn I want Da real exact answer what is this hard lump on my inner thigh that come in go I just had my first child the doctor didn't say my son was infected with anything my girlfriend say it's. Boil please tell me was it is please!!
Avatar n tn After they drain it ussually scabs over and leaves a somewhat purple scar. They have been re-occuring for a year now and sometimes if I have one on one side of the thigh another 1 shows up in the same spot on the other thigh. The main point is they are painful and always have a white fluid that is followed by small to large amounts of blood depending on size. I have had them in the pubic hair area and sometimes on the waistline about where a belt would be.
Avatar f tn Yesterday I noticed a hard, pea-sized lump on my right inner thigh about an inch away from my vagina. It is sore to the touch and slightly redder than the surrounding area. I do not shave in that area and I have never had sex. I am also only fifteen. Any ideas what this may be? My thoughts are that it might be a cyst or swollen lymph node, going by what I have researched on the internet. Please help!
Avatar f tn Hi I'm 21 and have been dealing with abscesses for a year, I've gotten one on my arm, 6 on my buttocks, 4 on my thigh area, and 1 in the pubic area.
Avatar f tn A few weeks ago, I had to go to the hospital, and they noticed a small bump located on my upper right thigh. They tested me for MRSA, and the results were negative. For the past two days, I have started getting alot of pain in this area, and the bump is now massive and purple. Very sensitive to the touch. I had called the hospital, and they said it could be a boil or a cyst. I would just really like the pain to go away and know if I need to go get this checked out.
Avatar m tn It started off with bumps (zit like) coming up on my inner thigh (also some on my arm). They would get red, warm, and have a red ring around the bump. They are somewhat painful, but not so bad I can't do my normal everyday stuff. Then they usually get better and turn in to purple/red spots and slowly go away. I have one now on my leg and just need some advice.
Avatar n tn I have a lump on my inner thigh and it is about the size of a dime but,it keeps getting smaller then bigger and it is a bit discolored like a purple brown and it hurts only when it rubs on my pants or when i touch it. thanks.
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 f tn I had an abscess removed a few years ago through surgery/drainage. It has left 2 slight scars that seem to keep getting irritated by my underwear/clothes rubbing against them, and one of them gets irritated during sex (which worried my boyfriend). When they get irritated they bleed a little bit but there's no pain and it heals again, but my question is, what can I do to prevent the scars from getting irritated by my underwear/sex?
Avatar n tn My boyfriend has a lump on his inner thigh. It's about 2 inches from his groin area. It's hard and under his skin. It first appeared about 5 months ago. There's no pinkness its the same color as his skin. He said it hurt when it first appeared, however now it doesn't hurt unless you touch it a lot. It seems to move when you touch it too. It hasn't seemed to grown or get smaller. He doesn't have insurance so we are unable to get it checked out.
Avatar n tn My boyfriend has a lump on his inner thigh. It's about 3 inches from his groin area. It's about the size of a dime, maybe a little bigger. It's hard and under his skin. It first appeared about 5 months ago. It's the same color as his skin. He said it hurt when it first appeared, however now it doesn't hurt unless you touch it a lot. It seems to move when you touch it too. It hasn't seemed to changed size at all. He doesn't have insurance so we are unable to get it checked out.
Avatar n tn Hi I have found a small internal lump at the back of my thigh, that when pressed is sore. Any ideas?
Avatar n tn From my recent research I think i may have a sebaceous cyst on my left inner thigh, next to my bikini line. I was just wondering how long I should try the warm compresses before I see a physician. It is slightly tender to the touch so I am a little worried it may be inflamed. Any comments would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn i have recently gotten boils on my gentials...this happens when i have my period....i have severe itching, redness, swelling also....
Avatar f tn I'm not sure if this is the right topic for my condition but I'll start here. Occasionally, I get a lesion on the inside of my upper thigh. I know one has appeared because it is sensitive to touch. "Annoying" is the degree of sensitivity. The lesion will be anywhere from 4 to 7 mm (estimated) and pink. I have tried covering it with a bandaid. This stops the annoying aspect as nothing rubs across it. After a day or so, a whitish spot develops in the center.
Avatar f tn hello there.....i've had this skin infection or something on my upper innet thigh right next to the scrotum on both sides....my skin is pink down there and i've had this for a few years now....im trying "BETAMETHASOME CREAM"...at the moment...ive used it before but i forgot what it actually did,but it cured my abscess which were in my armpits i guess... help!!!!
1373228 tn?1278560848 Alright, I came to this site looking for help, on a particular problem I seem to be having in my inner thigh area (specifically on my right inner thigh, about half way between my groin and my knee).
Avatar m tn Hello, 2 weeks ago I noticed a bump on my upper inner thigh, basically right between my legs (where my two thighs touch if legs are together). It is slightly red and painful, about 1cm-2cm in diameter. I have squeezed it, and no drainage has come out. What could this be? It is larger and more painful than any ingrown hairs I have had, and I don't see that a hair is involved in this. It has been 2 weeks and it is still there. I have tried antibiotic cream and warm compresses. Still nothing.
Avatar f tn I have a large red bump on my inner thigh that's quite painful, it acually makes my muscle hurt for some reason. I've come up with a few conclusions but hope to get some input. 1) it could be foliculitis, an infected hair folicle 2) an infected gland 3) spider bite I've attached this pic for diagnosis. I tried popping it thinking it was a zit but it just inflamed it more. This thing came out of nowhere too, it wasn't there all day then all of a sudden I felt pain on my leg and there it was.
Avatar n tn Last night i noticed this not about the size of a quarter on my inner thigh on that muscle that stretches when you try to do the splits or something, the only reason i noticed it is because i wiped after i used the restroom and felt it....it does not hurt or anything but the docters have always told my family that if it hurts its a good thing saying as it could be a lyphnode but if it dont its not so good.....any help here please?
Avatar m tn About a week ago a bump developed on my inner thigh. I thought it would go away but over the next few days it grew very painful and got bigger. The pain became unbearable so I went to the ER. They lanced it and told me I had an abscess. They just put gauze over it and sent me away with antibiotics. Well it's been a week now and I'm worried how long before it heals? It is still draining I went to the doc yesterday and they gave me an antibiotics shot and did a culture.
916383 tn?1286388097 Hello, From the symptoms it looks like an abscess or cellulitis. An abscess 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. Apply hot compresses on the bumpYou 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 rash .