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