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Abscess On Hip
Have a hip abscess that has taken almost 2 months to heal, but it's still sore. Kind of deep to the bone. It still stings a lot too. Is that normal?
Diagnosed with cutaneous abcess on Thursday, given antibodies. Abscess still draining and a huge hard area from my hip area to almost my groin.
Immediate Attn: If you have a hard area the size of your thigh, you need emergent medical care for drainage and IV antibiotics. This is quite severe and an emergency. Seek attention now Good luck ...Read more
I have an abscess that is starting to form on my thigh close to my hip. Do I need to go to the doctor or I can go to the clinic? This is the 3rd one
3cm diam. Boil on my right hip lobe. Using an ointment for it. Ingredient;80%vaseline, 10%İchthammol, 10%lanolin. Had small abscesses before. Will it work?
I and D: See a doctor. I might need to be drained. Be safe and see if it looks serious by a doctor. ...Read more
I spontaneously ruptured an anal abscess the size of a tennis ball 10 days ago...Now having intense hip and back pain could this be related?
I've a hard lump on my L side under the skin halfway between my armpit n my hip not n abscess/boil but hurts to touch n causing pain in shoulder n back?
See details: Then see a doctor and have it evaluated. ...Read more
Treated for uti, that turned out to be BV. The meds seem to be working and UA was clean - now my hip and groin ache. Is psoas abscess possible?
What's the difference in abscess's and large fluid collection, in pelvis, are abscess's and fluid collection the one and the same???
Not necessarily: An Abcess is a walled off area of infection. Fluid collections can be anything, they have different characteristics on the imaging and treated differently. Some fluid collections are just watched closely, an some just go away on there own. Remember our bodies are made up of water primarily and this can, in essence, collect up anywhere. ...Read more
How does fluid and abscess accumulate in the pelvis, pelvic area.... is there lots of reasons for this? Male patient
Many reasons: There are several ways yes. Diverticulitis (little sac out-pouchings in the colon) can rupture and lead to this. Irritation anywhere in the pelvis can lead to fluid and or abscess. The list does go on. These things can resolve spontaneously...but do sometimes require CT guided or US guided drainage. ...Read more
My son was diagnosed with appendicitis the results of it. He had an abscess on his pelvis blocking his bowel and bladder will he hve any future health?
Abcess appendix: Sorry to hear about your little gut. While his immediate recovery may take a bit longer because of rupture, there is usually not much else long term that could be problematic. Sometimes there is a bit more scar tissue in the area from a ruptured appendix. Which could make child a bit more prone to obstruction down the road, but if good surgical technique and debridement done, unlikely! ...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
Had acute appendicitis w abscess, eventually surgery to remove appendix. Felt good, but 4 months after surgery have swollen pelvis/abdomen & achy why?
CT show multiple perforations of rectum, multiple air pockets, abscess's an large fluid collection in pelvis, should CT guided drainage occur immediately
Large abscesses: Should be drained. CT is a good way to do that with ultrasound another option in certain cases. ...Read more
CT show rectum perforatd, abscess's large fluid colection, Chest xray show lung infection, develps sepsis treatd as chest infection? Why not blame pelvis
Good Question: This is complex and should be reserved for discussion with u'r doctor or doctors who treated u. Certainly a perforated rectum is an emergency and can cause sepsis, but again, there seems to be a few things happening that make this more complex and not so appropriate for this type of forum. ...Read more
I have a boil looking thing on my lower hips, it was hard 2-3 days ago and now it's soft but I've noticed the are around it about 4cm (guess) is red?
See doc.: Increasing redness means that you need to get seen promptly. Likely, you will need to have the boil lanced. Get seen tomorrow, before the infection spreads! ...Read more
I have a five center meter abcess to the left of right hip groin area. Internal. Should this be drained. I have had two ultra sounds?
Hi. I have a boil on my right hip and it keeps draining, looks as if it is healing then fills up and drains again. My underwear are also in contact?
Staph Infection: Most likely you have a staph infection that is not resolving. If not treated, it may spread and cause severe problems. Right now, clean with soap and water, and perhaps use hand sanitizer on the lesion. Also, apply a hot compress diligently. That will help it drain. But I recommend seeing a physician and getting treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Is it necessarily diverticulitis if you have a large abcess 12 centimetre or could it be a cyst in the pelvis? The abcess was drained surgetically.
Pelvic abcess: A pelvic abcess can have several sources. Common ones would be from colon diverticulitis, appendicitis, or tubo-ovarian abcess fom an infected fallopian tube. Usually a cyst has sterile contents and is not drained. Usually your doctors can tell the source from ct scans and the microbiology of the abcess. ...Read more
I had a total hysterectomy on 3/30/17. I developed an abcess in my pelvis. To my dismay, It was an e-coli infection. I was never told that it was an e?
Question cut off: Please resubmit and make sure the question makes it on to your submission. ...Read more
Doctor can I get infection 16 months after a crushed pelvis (hgv), lots of tiatinium, getting abcess near groin leg area on both sides?
Let me explain: An abscess (latin: abscessus) is a collection of pus (dead neutrophils) that has accumulated in a cavity formed by the tissue in which the pus resides due to an infectious process (usually caused by bacteria or parasites) or other foreign materials (e.g., splinters, bullet wounds, or injecting needles). It is a defensive reaction of the tissue to prevent the spread of infectious materials to other. ...Read more