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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?

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?

No: A deep wound which takes this long a period of time to heal is certainly cause for concern. The continued pain may indicate a deeper abscess or infection which has reformed. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

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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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 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?

Absolutely: The fact the abscess drained doesn't mean that it drained completely. Also, it may be that the cavity got infected from the anus with more bacteria and it's spread internally and now is gaining access to deeper structures. You need to be seen asap. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my left hip and pus is coming out?

I have a boil on my left hip and pus is coming out?

See the doctor: It sounds like you need an incison and drainage of the boil and antibiotics. Hot compresses on the region until you get to the doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Need more info: Are your doctors waiting for the abscess to become better defined? Is it an area difficult to drain through the skin (percutaneously)? Typically, an abscess will not resolve on its own, and antibiotics just keep it in check. It usually has to be drained to finally heal. ...Read more

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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?

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