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Lump on my tailbone, is that an abscess?

Lump on my tailbone, is that an abscess?

Possibly: Several possibilities, consider being seen. Among the more common causes is a pilonidal cyst. An exam can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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How to treat an abscess in tailbone area without going to the doctor?

Need to see Dr: Abscesses are walled off areas of infection that require them to be drained by a dr. Antibiotic creams are not able to get into the abscess to kill the infection. ...Read more

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I was put on antibiotics for an abscess on my tailbone yesterday, a head formed last night, began draining itself this morning for the past 5 hours?

I was put on antibiotics for an abscess on my tailbone yesterday, a head formed last night, began draining itself this morning for the past 5 hours?

Pilonidal abscess?: Your description sounds like a pilonidal abscess that has started to drain on its own. This may help reduce the pain but often the abscess needs to be cleaned out to really heal. You should see a surgeon. ...Read more

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Spontaneously ruptured an anal abscess 12 days ago... I now have low back pain with a large lump near tailbone. Can this be related.

Spontaneously ruptured an anal abscess 12 days ago... I now have low back pain with a large lump near tailbone. Can this be related.

Yes: Maybe what opened & drained was a pilonidal abscess near the tailbone. Need to see a doctor. Need proper treatment and examination to be sure abscess is fully drained. Need proper antibiotics. Do not let the infection spread or get worse. ...Read more

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Info on paraspinal abscess?

Info on paraspinal abscess?

Interesting: Paraspinal abscess is an infection of the area around the spinal cord. If the abscess compresses nerves, it can cause serious neurologic problems including paralysis. It can come from an area of adjacent infection or it can be seeded from a distant site via the bloodstream. This is usually a surgical emergency or it can be drained by ct guidance. Iv antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can I drain this abcess.??

Can I drain this abcess.??

At your own risk: Draining an abscess could be a bad idea if you don't have the proper equipment (sterile instruments) and could potentially make it worse if not drained fully. ...Read more

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Can you pop an abscess on gum?

Can you pop an abscess on gum?

An abscess: Is a manifestation of infection. It can go to the bloodstream and can adversely affect especially the ones with compromised immune system. Please see your dentist so you can get proper attention. ...Read more

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Could oral sex cause an abscess?

Could oral sex cause an abscess?

Yes, but....: Oral sex can transmit genital herpes to the mouth resulting in an abscess like lesion in the soft tissue of the mouth. The chances of it causing a tooth's nerve related abscess are highly unlikely. ...Read more

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I have a toothache and an abcess.?

I have a toothache and an abcess.?

Immediate attention!: Untreated infections can cause serious complications! They can even be life threatening! Toothaches don't go away on their own! Now you have two very good reasons to see your dentist asap! ...Read more

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Does appendicitis cause any abscess?

Does appendicitis cause any abscess?

Pus Happens: Abscesses are often associated with appendicitis, especially after perforation. They may manifest itself with the initial episode or (even) weeks after an appendectomy. Treatment requires drainage (usually via radiologic guidance) and antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do a cyst and an abscess differ?

How do a cyst and an abscess differ?

Several : A cyst is a lesion that has an inner cavity lined with epithelial cells
abscess means the presence of pus.
A chronic cyst may become acute(infected) at which time the central cavity fills with pus.
This is then referred to as an abscess. ...Read more

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Help please! Is an abscess ER worthy?

Help please! Is an abscess ER worthy?

Only if severe: If you have an advanced sign such as rapidly progressing ballooning swelling, severe pain, difficulty breathing/swallowing, fever, etc., then you should consider seeing the er. If after hours and these signs are present, the er can give you IV antibiotics and drain the swelling, but they will not provide the definitive care to resolve the abscess such as root canal or extract. ...Read more

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What cause abscess on the vaginal area?

Infection : Abscess is an infected pocket of fluid in an enclosed area most often. Most often injury, infection or trauma can cause them to develop. ...Read more

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What are the tests for anorectal abscess?

Clinical examination: There are no specific tests for anorectal abscess. It is a clinical diagnosis based on history and physical examination. An ultrasound may facilitate identification of collection of pus in the tissue. ...Read more

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How long until my abscess stops draining?

Abscess where?: Need more information to answer intelligently.

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Can u die from not gettin a, abcess drained?

Get Immediate Help: Yes, you can die from an untreated abcess whether from a tooth, a cut finger or anywhere else. The abcess indicates infection and the infection left untreated (by draining or by use of antibiotics) can enter your blood stream and cause sepsis — widespread, full-body infections. Get treatment immediately! ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an anorectal abscess?

What sort of problem is an anorectal abscess?

Infection: An anorectal or perirectal abscess is a painful infection under the skin near the anal opening. Sometimes there can be redness and painful swelling near the anus. Antibiotics may help, and often surgery is needed to open and drain out the infection. Untreated, the infection can enlarge or spread into deeper tissues. ...Read more

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What's the difference between abscess and tmj?

What's the difference between abscess and tmj?

Pus: An Abscess is a collection of pus. Can be anywhere in the body. TMJ is a diorder of the jaw joint and associatd structures. ...Read more

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How to alleviate abscess related toothaches.?

Treat the teeth: Have your local dentist treat the rotting teeth and your problems will become a memory. ...Read more

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What's the different between pus and abscess?

Abscess contains pus: Pus is the creamy material that contains live and dead white blood cells and bacteria. When pus is loculated into a collection in the body it is an abscess. ...Read more

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What happens when abscess packing is removed?

What happens when abscess packing is removed?

See below: Abscess packing can be handled in 2 ways. The packing can be slowly advanced (removed) an inch or 2 each day until it falls out. The abscess packing can be removed and replaced daily. Packing is needed until the abscess is completely drained or the opening is large enough to stay open. When the packing is removed the wound and tissue defect closes and heals. ...Read more

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How to remove abscess packing and clean wound?

Simple and easy: You should have received instructions and dressings but some simple rules are expect some pain and bleeding in the early stages of healing when removing packing. Removing the packing helps remove some "bad" stuff. Cleanse gently with saline or wound cleanser to minimize damage to healing tissues. Repack loosely to minimize further damage to the wound and keep it covered and protected. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my rectal abscess go away?

How fast can I make my rectal abscess go away?

Rectal abscess: See a colo-rectal surgeon to determine how involved the abscess is. In addition to antibiotics, it probably will require incision & drainage. Size of the lesion, comorbid factors like diabetes, your general state of health & healing are all factors in how long it will take to go away. ...Read more

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If I pop an abscess will the swelling go away?

If you have an: Abscess then you need medical care. You should not attempt to do an incision ; drainage on yourself. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more