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Are carbuncles always painful? is it possible to have a carbuncle but not notice it because there is no pain?

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Dr. Jason Beasley
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Unless you have a rare disorder that does not allow you to feel pain, a carbuncle is generally a very painful infection.

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