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Abscess Left Untreated
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
Can a pilonidal abscess be left untreated for several months (until the surgery)? Or I should be treated with antibiotics?
Yes: Neck infections can be life-threatening if left untreated. ...Read more
What kind of damage takes places when abscessed serosanguineous fluid fills up internally (pelvis 2 lungs) due 2 anastamotic leak left untreated 6days?
Sepsis: The biggest risk is systemic infection where the infection spreads to the blood stream and starts causing severe inflammation and organ system dysfunction. Infected fluid in the abdomen can also lead to scarring in the abdomen called adhesions. Sorry that you are having to deal with that. ...Read more
Can untreated ear infection/tooth abcess/sinus infection/gum disease cause lymph nodes in left supraclavicular? Any possibility?
A lengthy time: Many dental abscesses are sometimes present for years before being discovered. That is because they have established drainage somewhere. They are still active, but not necessarily symptomatic. They should always be treated asap, though. They are always a source of potential harm if left untreated. ...Read more
It's been 3 weeks since part one of my root canal and my abscess is still there, but smaller. I don't have anymedicines left. Is it normal?
Smaller is good but: Only time will tell if you will get complete resolution of the infection. I'm not sure what you are referring to when you san 'part one' of my rct. Was the rct completed? What was the prognosis given to you by your dentist? This needs to be monitored for about 3 months (or longer) in order to know if the rct will be successful or other treatment is indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been having recurring abscess' for months on my groin. This time after one popped it left behind a deep bloody hole with pus still. What do I do?
Med evaluation: This may be a serious problems and warrants prompt medical assessment. I would contact your primary care provider and schedule an evaluation appointment. ...Read more
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