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Abscess On Groin
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
Had first Abscess near anus, lanced/drained, 3months later abscess near groin, lanced/drained, think im getting another near anus again, why??!!
Perianal fistula?: If the abscess recurs in pretty much the same spot each time, there's a good chance the underlying problem is a perianal fistula. In other words, a defect in the rectum burrowing toward the skin. If so, more extensive surgery may be required to remove it. Ask your doctor about it. ...Read more
DH had abscess on groin,it was draining,but didn't heal,we went to clinic,they opened the wound 2days ago,today he is diagnosed fr diabetese? Plz help
See endocrinologist: Hi. The abscess was treated appropriately and should heal now. Wording is odd...are you the patient? Guessing not since DH is a "he", and you are on BCPs. Patient (DH) needs to see a doctor for determination of type 1 vs. type 2, diabetes and dietary education, and management. The abscess will heel better with controlled blood sugar now that it's been incised and drained. Case a little unclear. ...Read more
After poking abscess, left groin lymph node swelled, followed by lns throughout body. Keflex took care of infection, but lns are still swollen! why?
Reactive nodes: The nodes process body fluid from the tissue and eliminate germs and debris before that fluid is returned to the circulation.It operates on an as needed basis, and once stimulated by infection will often remain swollen for 2-4 weeks before returning to resting size. ...Read more
Im getting Abscess' in Groin area,
Could it be from Inflammatory Bowel Disease???
Tired of getting lanced near my penis/testicles at the ER, thanks!
Maybe: Although IBD can cause groin abscesses (Crohn's or Behcet's more so than UC) a more likely cause is hidradenitis--or more simply, infected sweat glands. Abscesses may need drainage, and sometimes more extensive surgery is needed (unroofing, skin grafts, etc.) but oftentimes daily washing with a topical antibacterial soap may reduce the incidence of abscess formation. MRSA is also a common cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and No: A true abcess needs to opened and drained, antibiotics by themselves are not enough. It takes a combination and depending on what grows out of the abcess culture specific antibiotics for that infection can be used. ...Read more
Yes: If it a simple abscess, it should be able to be excised after the acute infection resolves. It may represent a condition called hidradenitis suppurativa, a chronic infection that occurs in the groin and armpits. This generally needs to be completely removed surgically and the defect either skin grafted, allowed to heal on its own, or closed with local healthy tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer