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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Drain fluid: Sometimes the body develops a collection of fluid. These collections can be a result of surgery, infections, inflammation, etc. Often we can drain the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook answered
23 years experience in General Surgery
Possibly: Breast abscesses are frustrating and can be reoccurring. Stop smoking. After 11 years of practice and many breast abscess patients, only one has bee ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
Better ask surgeon: Since you are getting a surgical abscess drained, the best person to ask is really the surgeon performing the procedure. They will know the details, e ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
ABSCESS DRAINAGE: Surgical abscess drainage is a minor surgical procedure depending on the location of the abscess. Incision and drainage ( i&d) is usually done by sur ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Beasley
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: The technique used to remove a cyst depends on where the cyst is located and how large the cyst is.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Not So Bad: The pain from an "i and d" is dependent on the location & severity of the abscess and the method of anesthesia. A simple one just under the skin can ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Call your surgeon: Wash the incision with an anti-bacterial soap such as hibiclens or phisoderm. Irrigate hydrogen peroxide over a 4 x 4 gauze and most importantly call ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: It depends on the size and other symptoms, but this treatment is often standard and necessary.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Turbinate surgery: It depends on what technique is used. There are minimally invasive procedures such as Coblation turbinate reduction ,endoscopic microdebrider turbinat ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacy Katz
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends on location: Depends on where, when placed and other factors.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
34 years experience in Neurosurgery
Lumbar Infections: Lumbar wounds should have a 1-2% infection rate. If obesity is present, that figure could increase by another 2-3%.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
No: Fibroadenomas are the most common benign tumors of the breast. Diagnosis is usually made by sampling a piece of the lump obtained by needle biopsy. ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Gangrene,: By its very nature, is dead tissue so that surgical intervention is needed especially in so-called wet gangrene.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Dura patch: Depends if the leak is through the wound in which case a surgical repair might be necessary. If the leak and collection are under the skin and not lea ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
38 years experience in Cosmetic Surgery
Likely yes: Depends - anytime the suture is exposed and within an infected granuloma, it is best to remove it as the half life of the current day dissolvable sutu ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
If bothering you: The real question is whether it bothers you or not. We all may have little malfunctions, but if they aren't causing discomfort or annoyance, they can ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Stanford
22 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Treatment time: For most abscesses, treatment is faster with drainage vs just taking an antibiotic. And, often, drainage is the only treatment that is needed. Howev ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
No: You should see the doctor who did your laser vein surgery becaseu drainage or weeping is deflinitely not something that we whould consider to be norma ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
There are several: accepted methods from excision , wide drainage , flaps speak to your surgeon which method he advises for you Ref A C Rao : Cutting seton for pilonid ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience in General Surgery
Back Again?: Pilonidal cysts can be difficult to treat and heal. I have seen many patients with several recurrences. It can be treated successfully. You may have y ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
It can be: Call your surgeon immediately. Drainage from your wound may be something simple like a seroma, but the chances are high that it may be an infection. ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not sure: I would certainly talk to the ophthalmologist. They do many procedures with lasers these days.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishnu Rumalla
24 years experience in Plastic Surgery
I use one stitch: Thanks for your question. My incision length is 3-4 mm and I use one single absorable stitch on each incision. Good luck.

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