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Can I get my bursitis drained or does that not help

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: We try not to drain it as often the fluid will return worse than before. If it is full of blood often our hand is twisted to remove it to prevent os ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Reuss
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Many cases of bursitis do not need to be drained. Often, rest, anti-inflammatories, ice, compression can relieve and diminish the swelling/fluid. If ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Surgical excision: Surgery for noninfected bursa. If elbow bursitis is not a result of infection, surgery may still be needed if nonsurgical treatments do not work. In t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Bursitis: Yes. Bursitis can result from swollen bursar tissues without a drainable fluid collection. If persists and symptomatic, may need to be excised.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cyst: If a cyst has not erupted - there may be no visible pus. Sitz bath may help.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
34 years experience Endodontics
Yes : Splint and physical therapy are part of the treatment not all the treatment . You should have a full and detailed examination for full assessment if t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Hot / Wet Compress: First try applying a hot/wet compress several times daily and leave it in place for 20 minutes at a time. This will soften the blocked follicle causi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emerson Knight
47 years experience Urology
Helps swelling: ice to scrotum for bruised testicle is more valuable for swelling. If you still have pain ice generally not that beneficial and will need analgesics t ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
It's really : The warm/ot soak part that is helpful as it helps to counteract the crystals from developing.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Time: Local heat like warm baths, use Ibuprofen or Aspirin for discomfort, avoid bowel straining and constipation. These thrombosed hemorrhoids naturally re ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Coville
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Will need treatment: The cyst will not go away on its own and will occasionally flare up and cause you pain and discomfort, even if you are able to treat it successfully f ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Depends....: If the infection can be drained, sometimes the body can fight the residual infection on its own. If the infection has already spread throughout the t ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wyatt
25 years experience Family Medicine
Boil?: sounds like an infection and if it is limiting your mobility or comfort - would need to see MD for evaluation and possible drainage / medications. i ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
36 years experience Family Medicine
Go to ER now: Foot infections in people with diabetes can be dangerous and can cause complications including foot amputation and worse. This is a serious matter. Go ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Blister: Rashes/skin problems are best helped with if the doc could see.. consider adding an image or consult with a physician.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Witch hazel: Is the prominent ingredient in prep-h and can help with hemorrhoids. Make sure your are eating plenty of fiber an staying well hydrated.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes but be careful: Vitamin B 12 does help with certain sorts of nerve pain. However, you should be taking this with supervision. Taking too much B 12 can cause other p ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
43 years experience Pediatrics
Vaginitis: Douching and baths can help, Fluids and Tylenol for pain every 4 hrs. If discharge occurs, you can apply mycolog cream twice a day. If you develop pa ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bracing: If u have the most common tenosynovitis of the 'wrist', or thumb( deQuervain's) then Velcro bracing or thumb spica splinting can be helpful; also rest ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Cellulitis is Urgent: Besides soaking it and hoping it opens up and drains at home, one must be very cautious with these type of sores. They can get ugly and dangerous very ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Exercise and diet: There is no perfect way to get rid of cellulite as it has several causes. Cellulite is caused by fat compartments that are bounded by connective tiss ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Best way to prevent recurrence us to have it surgically removed. See your physician.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Cellulitis?: Do you mean cellulitis? Go see your doc.
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