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Will an abscess cause remote pain?

Will an abscess cause remote pain?

Possibly: Especially if blood becomes infected and seeds other areas of the body. ...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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How can a im injection of phernergan cause an abscess? I had to have emergency i&d.

How can a im injection of phernergan cause an abscess? I had to have emergency i&d.

Injection risk: Any injection has a risk of bleeding, bruising, and infection, even if proper sterile technique was use, because it creates a break in the skin for bacteria on your skin to invade. The risk is low but not impossible. ...Read more

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With regard, I want to know about causes of gluteal abscess and what percent of them is related to injection nurse laches?

No association..: There is no direct association between lash of a needle vs another way of inserting it. If the abscess came after needle insertion the cause of the infection is not the fashion the needle was given but rather the opening a needle causes which is open door for infection. This can happen with any type of injection or wound that opens the skin no matter how small or how it happens. ...Read more

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Does appendicitis cause any abscess?

Does appendicitis cause any abscess?

Pus Happens: Abscesses are often associated with appendicitis, especially after perforation. They may manifest itself with the initial episode or (even) weeks after an appendectomy. Treatment requires drainage (usually via radiologic guidance) and antibiotics. ...Read more

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What cause abscess on the vaginal area?

What cause abscess on the vaginal area?

Infection : Abscess is an infected pocket of fluid in a enclosed area most often. Most often injury, infection or trauma can cause them to develop. ...Read more

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Could oral sex cause an abscess?

Could oral sex cause an abscess?

Yes, but....: Oral sex can transmit genital herpes to the mouth resulting in a abscess like lesion in the soft tissue of the mouth. The chances of it causing a tooth's nerve related abscess are highly unlikely. ...Read more

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Do addicts get more abscesses than the general population, and what causes them?

Do addicts get more abscesses than the general population, and what causes them?

If u use needles, ye: Any time you put a hole in the skin, you risk putting in germs that can cause abcesses. If your addiction does not involve needles, addictions cause a lot of stress and often lack of sleep that can make it more likely to get all sorts of infections. If you use needles, get tested for hiv/aids. ...Read more

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What actually causes a pilonidal abscess?

What actually causes a pilonidal abscess?

Some r prone to it: If you are one of the lucky (or unlucky) ones to have a propensity for this problem, then you may get it. Others will go their whole lives without ever having this. Good news, though, is it is well treated surgically, usually an outpatient procedure. Sometimes, it can go very deep. Er docs and family practice docs can treat this, but for recurrences, get to a general surgeon for treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat an abscess caused by diverticulitis?

How to treat an abscess caused by diverticulitis?

Three Options: A diverticular abscess is a collection of pus resulting from an acute perforation of the colon after a 'tic ruptures. If small, (IV) antibiotics alone may suffice. If it is bigger than an inch-or-two, drainage (plus abx) is required. Ideally, drainage is done by an interventional radiologist via ct-guidance; however, if the abscess cannot be accessed in this manner, surgical drainage is necessary. ...Read more