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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
51 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Boil on my vaginal area,: Yes, unfortunately, there is one way to treat your condition. first if you have an abscess, drain it, take a specimen for culture and sensitivity, st ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: abscess is rare unless you had one before or you have disease that can cause fistula most likely it is either a hemorrhoid,or anal fissure that can ca ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
They are the : Same thing.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Different cell type: Colon polyps are benign or malignant growths of the cells of the inner lining of your GI tract (~20 feet long!), while hemorrhoids are located just in ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
35 years experience Dermatology
Virus vs. bacterium: Herpes infections are caused by a virus, while carbuncles are caused by bacteria. Herpes infections appear as tiny, clear, painful blisters, while car ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Boil vs Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.A boil is a skin infection that starts in a ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Related: Around the anus. There are some other skin tags-papillomas. But around the anus, hemorrhoidal plexus with full veins can prolapse as "hemorrhoids" i ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Herpes is a virus. Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, an insect bites, blockage of the follicle, shaving, ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Virus vs bacteria: Herpes is caused by virus which can be treated by antivirals such as zovirax (acyclovir). Boils are caused by bacteria such as staph and strep and are ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Clot /infection: Phlebitis is also called thrombophlebitis and is inflammation of a vein secondary to a clot within the vein. Phlebitis can either be in a superficial ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Cause/effect: A boil is an abscess--a collection of pus caused by a bacterial infection. Mrsa (methicillin-resistant staph. Aureus) is a type of bacteria that ofte ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Visual inspection: Needs to be evaluated by a surgeon. Can have a different look. If it appears suspicious, then a biopsy is required. Hope this helps.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Benign vs Malignant: Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum or anus. Symptoms of hemorrhoids include: anal itching; anal ache or pain, e ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience General Surgery
Different: Hemorroid--engorged blood hemorrhoidal blood vessel fistula--connection between anal skin and inside your anus or rectum fissure--skin tear.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Anal Fissure: An anal fissure is like a cut. Hemorrhoids are distended veins at the anus. Both of these hurt very much. A physical exam by a physician would be b ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Moore
7 years experience Family Medicine
Types of Bugs: Mrsa or methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria which can cause severe skin infections that are resistant to the usual antibiotics w ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
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Well...: A boil is an abscess that can be caused by many things including a spider bite. Not all, in fact very few however, cause abscesses.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zuheir Said
45 years experience Pediatrics
Closely related: Atopic dermatitis: localized skin reaction related to overreaction of the body immune system to external allergenic substance in contact with skin, e ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Impetigo = bacterial: Ringworm (tinea corporis) is a fungal infection and can spread to other parts of the body or to other people. Treatment is usually with over-the-count ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Definitionally, : Definitionally, a furuncle is an infection of the hair follicle and it's associated oil gland (pilosebaceous unit) and usually starts out as a small, ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Abscess: Abscess- infection of subcutaneous tissue or organ>1cm pusutle is a tiny abscess. A furuncle is an infection of hair follicle, can become an abscess i ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Infection: An abscess in an infection, TMJ dysfunction is not due to an infection.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
3 different things. : A fissure is a crack in the mucosa lining of the anus, very tender and painful with bowel movements. A fistula is a small tract or channel from the in ... Read More

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