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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
2,499 doctors shared insights

Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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Why would my dr. Give me duloxetine for neck and lower back pain i was getting oxycodone and lyrica (pregabalin) but stopped seeing dr. After i got a abscess in my neck from shots he was giving me

Why would my dr. Give me duloxetine for neck and lower back pain i was getting oxycodone and lyrica (pregabalin) but stopped seeing dr. After i got a abscess in my neck from shots he was giving me

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Duloxetine is a good medicine for pain, anxiety, depression and nerve style pain. Just because your were on oxycodone doesn't mean you need to be back on it. Lyrica (pregabalin) on the other hand might be needed and you might want to ask your doctor about restarting that. If you need opiate pain medicines and your doctor will not rx it, you should seek a pain management referral. ...Read more

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Just finished surgery for perianal abscess. Now has lower back pain and tender abdomen. Are these inflammation related to abscess?

Just finished surgery for perianal abscess. Now has lower back pain and tender abdomen.  Are these inflammation related to abscess?

Check with surgeon: Other issues may be causing this, i.e. Persistence of a peri-rectal component, or constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Don't let this answer your question. Confirm with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Swelling on my lower back its bigger then a softball seen 4 doctors and they have done xrays and checked for limpoma and a abcess.In chronic pain plz?

Swelling on my lower back its bigger then a softball seen 4 doctors and they have done xrays and checked for limpoma and a abcess.In chronic pain plz?

This is abnormal: So you need to see a surgeon for his opinion. He might want to do further imaging or immediate surgery, depending on his physical exam findings. ...Read more

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I have a greenish yellowish discharge!! I also have a boil in my lower back in a repeat site as well as getting over a sinus infection! Help?.

I have a greenish  yellowish discharge!! I also have a boil in my lower back in a repeat site as well as getting over a sinus infection! Help?.

Infection: 1)assuming discharge is from the genital then it can be from an STD such as trichomona, specially it is a foul smelling discharge 2) recurrent boils can be from staphylococcus aureus specially if is resistant to methicillin ( MRSA) or colonized with MRSA 3) there are people who have a defect in producing immunoglobulin to fight infections thus reccurrent infections . See a doc for evaluation ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of abscess?

What are the symptoms of abscess?

Inflammation: Abscess is the result of acute suppurative inflammation and inflammation produces, pain, swelling, redness, local warmth and loss of function of the affected part. There may be fever, malaise etc. Depending on the location and size of the abscess. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an abscess?

What sort of problem is an abscess?

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

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How to ease abscess pain for a baby?

Med tx: Acutually, if a baby has an abscess - that warrants prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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What should I do for abscess i popped?

What should I do for abscess i popped?

Find a dentist: The abcess was likely be caused by a bad tooth or nerve. This has to be addressed by a dentist, it will not heal on its own, nor can you permanently treat it in any way. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have abscess?

Could it be something bad if I have abscess?

Painful infection: An abcesses is a localized painful infection amd can be treated easily with minor incision amddrainage. There will be discharge forva few days until infection resolves and it will leaveca scar. ...Read more

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What do you do when child has an abscess on his s?

What do you do when child has an abscess on his s?

Open & drain Vs med: Occasionally these respond to a warm compress with spontaneous drainage & oral meds can assist the process but many recur. Those that are large or located near the anal outlet often require incision and drainage. Some can be done in an office & some may require day surgery. ...Read more

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Could you break my coccyx?

Yes: It is possible to break the coccyx...At the same time if you do, typically there isnt any treatment for it. ...Read more

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Could abscesses disappear on their own?

Not likely: while other infections can be cleaned and healed by our immune system, abscesses are like a cyst = walled off and resistant to the normal immune response ...Read more

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What causes anal abscess?

What causes anal abscess?

Possibly a: Tear can occur in the lining of the intestine near the anal opening. Could be from injury or straining with constipation. Can rarely be associated with crohn's disease. Infection builds up inside and works itself toward the outside causing painful red swelling externally, outside the anal opening. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more