Abscess symptoms and treatments

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Avatar m tn Hi Im 14 and Im pretty sure I have a bartholin abscess. I was about to tell my mom (she's out of town) but then I researched it and found out that the doctor has to examine it before giving treatments. Is there any way I could get the antibiotic by describing it or is there a way that I can make it heal myself?
Avatar f tn without any treatments for several months now. My last abscess burst through in January, and it was the worst of all. It was like all of my previous abscesses, plus this new one, had grown together and formed a big mushy soft spot in my breast - the whole side of my breast was mush. I was horrified. And now, 2 months later, that tissue has healed. It has been 2 months now since I have had an abscess, and 12 months since all of this started. SO....I am cautiously optimistic.
Avatar f tn He has a conference this coming Tuesday with other doctors to discuss possible treatments. In the meantime, I am scared this thing is turning into an abscess. I'm starting to feel shooting pain in my breast and starting to notice some swelling and bruising.... So if any of you had the unfortunate experience of an abscess, can you please share your symptoms? Thank you so much in advance.
Avatar f tn IGM treatments....so I decided to just suck it up and see if I could hold out for a while and see what happened. In the meantime, I have been working on healthy habits - exercise, sleep, healthy foods, vitamins, etc. Anyway, my symptoms started last March. So I am 13 months into this right now. I haven't had any abscesses for 3 months (the last was in January) and I am VERY excited about that. I still have a lot of the other symptoms, I still have painful lumps in my breast.
Avatar n tn I have burning sensation, urgency, and increased frequency significant enough to keep me from sleeping. The symptoms seem to increase when I lay down. The symptoms are confined to my penis. My doctor has done several urinanalysis, rectal exams, cystopscopy (sp?), and gotten no abnormal results that he has shared with me. I have been on several different types of antibiotics with no noticable effect, but I have found that laying on a heating pad helps reduce the symptoms.
Avatar n tn I was only out of work for 2 weeks and during that time was somewhat out and about. Symptoms of a new illness presented in March, starting with a canker sore, and progressing to flu like symptoms. I noticed greenish/brown mucus and tooth pain and went to doctor for an anti-biotic (I think Bactrim). I took the antibiotic which seemed to clear up what I thought was a sinus infection but I still wasn't feeling better and my glands were very swollen (they still are too a degree).
Avatar n tn If I leave the tooth as is and there is a low grade abscess present and it exists for a long time will I be doing possible damage to my heart valves? I should add that I am in my late 30's, male, and my general health is good to very good. I do not want to leave the tooth as is if I am going to cause long term serious damage to myself (heart valves). Is there any information on links between dental abscess and heart valve damage?
Avatar n tn i now have more and more symptoms every day and i just cant get over ttelling myself that theres nothign wrong with me. I love working on cars i always have but i have no willpower anymore. I want to go out and do something i lvoe, so i sit in the house and say to myself "Ok let go c'mon i gotta do this" but then i just think to myself "Why? Whats it matter?" and sit there watching tv.
Avatar n tn Started at as severe indigestion (about one month) then diarrhea started and continued for about 5 months. Now I am experiencing flat stools and some colon cramping and gas. No blood in stools. FOBT stool samples have been negative for blood. I have always been prone to indigestion and non-regular bowel movements (sometimes I go 5 times a day then I will have periods of times I won't go for a couple of days).
579258 tn?1250652943 Last night I went to the ER for a dressing change that involves unpacking and repacking 2 newly drained abscess areas. As I arrived, the pain became sharp and shooting and I was not able to sit; no position was comfortable. We went through the normal check-in process with standard questions, BP check and an ID band and was taken back to an exam room. Once into a hospital gown and a sheet, I laid down on the table with my head elevated and my knees bent.
Avatar n tn He has been taking something for acid reflex and is on malox and musinex. He is getting no relieve. On 2 different occasions he has been vomiting blood. Any suggestions? He is not eating and is losing weight. Please HELP!!!
Avatar n tn But I got on the internet and was looking up stuff and seen I had symptoms of ovarian cancer. But I am worrying myself sick. I can't get to the OB/GYN until November. They are not concerned. But I have pain during intercourse, My stomach is swelled. I look like I am 6 months pregnant. I have not ever been this big other than when I am pregnant. I have pressure in my abdomen that comes and goes and the lower back pain that comes and goes. I am very tired and grouchy.
Avatar f tn I worked through all of the seven weeks of my daily treatments and had a fatigue issue one time at the grocery store. About a month after treatments were over, I started to get a lot of energy, to be more like myself before cancer. I chose radiation upon my Doctor's recommendation. I had stage 3 invasive cancer w/2 nodes involved. Given the same circumstances, I'd choose it again. I don't know if that helps you or not. I trusted my doctors. Best wishes to you.
Avatar f tn I had the abscess drained today. I went to the ED and the doctor took my right to the procedure room and drained 750 milileters. I now have a 4 inch deep packing and a he left a tube in it to drain any fluid that might be left. Have you had this before? I am so scared about it not healing properly. I did not expect to come out of there with a packing that needs to be done daily and a drain, I was just wondering if this has been the case with anyone else.
Avatar n tn All of a sudden from yesterday his cheek was swollen and by reading the previous posts, i am sure it is abscess by listening all of his same symptoms like breaking teeth little by little from 6 months which he didnt told us till now. I do have enough amoxillin 500mg tabs with me. Can i continue them to him and wait till he goes back so that he can pull his teeth over there in india? Shall i add ibrufen to that too? how much mg of ibrufen should i give?
Avatar f tn Post tx I went hypothyroid, developed heavy RA symptoms and still have terrible problems with both the pain and fatigue but deal with it by pushing through till I drop. A couple of sleep studies show apnea, but I couldn't tolerate the cpap machine they Rx'd so recently had surgery to remove tonsils, adenoids, zap the uvula, repair deviated septum and remove some "nodes" that were biopsied but showed clear. Snoring is gone, breathing better and sleeping longer.
691983 tn?1266808432 i did get alot of rashes this summer when i was in the sun.i never had that be for and i am always in the sun and i never burn..rashes go with lupus .and i have a rash on my finger for 11 months.. thanks msk luv!!!!
Avatar n tn I am off all anti-depressants and pain medications and feel like I'm slowly waking from a nightmare of doubt and un-certainty that was probably being caused by the drugs.
16361457 tn?1449656421 My mom called an ambulance, but by the time they came I calmed down a bit and when they arrived and checked my blood sugar and pressure, said I look ok only scared and that's all. The next day I was feeling pressure in the head weakness, and had a heart rate of about 70 all day long (my normal rate is 60). I went to my doctor that day and he sent me for blood test. All blood values came back normal and I was told not to worry.
1556907 tn?1294586474 Diagnoses is done by- Monitoring for the pain upon lowering, rising, and squatting and disappearance in pain upon sitting. Treatment consists of 3-5 manual treatments of the back and buttock. 3)Piriformis syndrome-the piriformis muscles runs from the spine to each thighbone. This generally causes low back and pain that can radiate down the buttock and into the leg. Pain is often worse upon sitting. Diagnoses by particular symptoms and attempts to stretch this muscle.
Avatar n tn that have varying symptoms from the above list. Those symptoms used to last 10 minutes and go away. Then they started lasting for an hour. Then for 3 hours and continued to build until they now last for days (2 or 3 weeks). All will go away except the tinnitus, which is 24/7, for awhile, but I live in fear of when the symptoms will return. I have tried everything offered. I have tried journaling to see if anything is consistent.
198198 tn?1200014517 Insiste on being seen by a rheumatologist and having a complete blood work up and exrays. There are treatments, other pain relief meds, and chiropractor or massage can help but it is important that the cause is treated, not just the symptoms.
Avatar f tn So I felt a little down there and noticed that I was swollen. I took a mirror and looked and my Perineum is swollen all the way to inside my vagina. I don't know exactly what has caused this, but it hurts to even sit down sometimes.
Avatar n tn Hello, From the symptoms it looks like hives or allergies or contact dermatitis. Avoid using any lotions and creams for the meantime. Wash the skin with a mild cleanser with moisturizing properties like Cetaphil. Pat it dry. Then apply a good hypoallergenic moisturizer over the area and see if this improves.If the symptoms still persist then you can apply mild steroid like dermacort. For the itching take some antihistaminics like Benadryl or Claritin.
Avatar n tn I thought it was gone (because i no longer had ANY symptoms) and it turned out that it was still there the whole time... I got the tear during sex and now it just opens up all the time. My doc says that it should go away a few weeks after my infection is cured. So all of you should really check to see if it's a YI... I hope this helps a little...
Avatar f tn Well this last week I had a tooth abscess and was in extreme pain and I took a lot of the pills I had left. Leaving me a week short today at my appt with him. He almost left me as a doctor!!! I was terrified...I had already started feeling withdrawels as only had 1 perc left for today. He had my chart and everything and was going to walk out....I feel like such a junkie and very hopeless. If I lose him as a doctor there's such a shortage I would be screwed...
Avatar m tn Or has a trick been played on all doctors while in college by not telling them this, so that people suffer from all these symptoms and therefore money pours out of the peoples pockets and into theirs. Remeber every sale of a drug or anything "any sale" is taxed! Which is it doc. Were you told of this or not. If you say yes, I will believe that. If you say no, well, you could be protecting this whole thing. For if this secret gets out.
Avatar f tn My acupuncturist and the specialist seem to think these symptoms are a result from having bladder infections in the past (I have a sensitive bladder), DOES ANYONE THAT HAS A SENSITIVE BLADDER, or have had many bladder infections in the past, and HAVE SIMILAR symptoms as me? I've seen 2 doctors and 1 specialist, none have really told me anything and ALL tests always come back negative (I was tested for herpes as well.
Avatar f tn If I got up, the symptoms rushed back. I called the dentist and was pulled off of Keflex and put on Amoxicllian. For the pain I was given Percocet. Coinciding with the starting of my antibiotics, was my monthly period which for me is twice as hard as I have endometriosis. I take Percocet for the endometriosis when the pain is unbearrable and I have not had any bad reaction to Percocet fyi. Trumping all of these symptoms, I have had a tightness in my lower left part of my heart.