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Do abscesses go away on their own or is surgery required?

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Dr. Steve Martinez answered

Specializes in Breast Surgery

Drainage: Abscesses do not generally go away on their own. The primary treatment of an abscess is drainage--evacuation of the pus. This can be done with surgery, a needle and syringe or the placement of a temporary drain with x-ray or ultrasound guidance.

Answered 10/4/2016

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