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I noticed a hard lump near my baby's anus. Its not red or oozy and doesn't seem painful. Is it abscess? cyst? should it be remove surgically? Thank yo
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
I noticed a hard lump near my baby's anus a few weeks ago. Its not red or oozy and doesn't seem painful. Is it abscess? cyst? Pls help. Thank you.
Not lots: A bartholin cyst or abscess occurs in up to 2% of women. They are easy to treat with simple drainage, but the more effective treatment is a marsupialization procedure. A bartholin cyst is usually not very painful, but once it becomes infected and develops into an abscess, it can be exquisitely painful. Better to have it taken care of before it becomes an abscess. ...Read more
I have an abscess or cyst on my face that isn't healing and keeps pussing. How will I know if I have to have the sack removed or not?
See your doctor: It sounds like you need an oral antibiotic and possibly drainage of this abcess. You need to see your family doctor to have this evaluated and treated. In the meantime, use warm compresses on the abcess 4 x daily x 30 minutes until seen by your doctor. If the abcess gets larger or redness spreads, you should go to your emergency room for treatment. ...Read more
Hi I have just had an operation to remove an abscess from a cyst on my scalp how long should this take to heal and should I return to work the op took place saturday. Any advice would be appreciated thankyou?
Healing abcess: 7-10 days. Can resume work in 48-72 hrs s/p surgery. ...Read more
Need to see someone: An abscess will not resolve on its own and needs to be opened up and drained. Otherwise, there is the risk of the infection spreading and becoming more serious. Applying heat to the area will help by promoting circulation and possibly cause cyst to burst and contents to drain, but you still need antibiotics. Keep area clean and put antibiotic ointment until you see someone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gynecologist: Bartholin's glands are located in the side walls of the vagina. Sometimes they duct that drains the gland can become blocked and a cyst forms. This cyst may then become infected and form an abscess. Gynecologists see these often and they can be easily drained in the office, if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more
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