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Dr. James Lin
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided abscess drainage?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided abscess drainage?

Pus Removal!: The abscess (pus pocket) is localized with ultrasound scanning (us). The area over the abscess is cleansed and local anesthesia placed. A needle or sometimes a catheter is inserted into the abscess while watching with the us. Pus is sent for culture studies. The needle is removed. A catheter may be left in place for days or longer and allowed to drain. Less invasive than surgical drainage. ...Read more

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Can abscess drainage create a risk to my kids?

Can abscess drainage create a risk to my kids?

Playing with pus?: Certainly, if the abscess is draining pus, then it can be quite risky. For example, abscess drainage from a MRSA wound infection can cause the spread of the bacteria. Anyhow, why on earth are your kids playing with abscess drainage anyhow? ...Read more

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I am going to have surgical abscess drainage need advice about going to work?

I am going to have surgical abscess drainage need advice about going to work?

Better ask surgeon: Since you are getting a surgical abscess drained, the best person to ask is really the surgeon performing the procedure. They will know the details, especially since we don't know what part of the anatomy you will have this abscess drained. ...Read more

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Hi.. I had a pelvic abscess drainage about a month ago. Now the wound feels hard and i get little pains it also feels warm but no fever. Is it normal?

Hi.. I had a pelvic abscess drainage about a month ago. Now the wound feels hard and i get little pains it also feels warm but no fever. Is it normal?

Can be: Scar tissue can form after drainage of an abscess and that could be the firm area that you are feeling and could cause some pain but the only way to know for sure would be to have an exam. Be safe. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How to care for my wound and dressing after abscess drainage?

As instructed : After an incision and drainage of an abscess follow all post procedure instructions exactly. If anything is unclear call te physician or surgeon who treated you for this problem. ...Read more

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I am going to have surgical abscess drainage need advice from someone experienced with this?

I am going to have surgical abscess drainage need advice from someone experienced with this?

Drain abscess: Regardless of the cause of your abscess, drainage is the correct therapy for abscess. It is understandable to be upset. However, stay in good communication with your surgical team, have a support person to help you. The culture will be helpful for directing antibiotic therapy. Okay to ask if you will have a drain or need wound care. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a swelling after dental abscess drainage, what could it be?

I have a swelling after dental abscess drainage, what could it be?

Abscess Returning: If you've had an abscess drained, and you still have swelling, it's likely because the abscess is re-formning. Most of the bacteria causing the swelling are coming from within the tooth. Therefore, the tooth itself must be addressed, or the abscess will always return. You need root canal treatment or tooth extraction for a definitive cure. Drainage and antibiotics are only for pain relief. ...Read more

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Hi, can abscess drainage leave hard lump under the skin something like a scar tissue. Abscess was pretty big and healed by granulation 10 yrs ago?

Hi, can abscess drainage leave hard lump under the skin something like a scar tissue. Abscess was pretty big and healed by granulation 10 yrs ago?

Yes: Abscesses that were drained a long time ago can leave scar (or fibrous) tissue in the place of the abscess or in the area where it was cut open. This is a normal occurrence, as long as it does not appear infected (not red, swollen, hot or draining). ...Read more

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How to care for my abscess drainage?

Clean and dry: After you have an "i&d" or an "incision and drainage" for an access, care is very simple. If you have had packing placed in the hole, that packing should be checked and changed by a physician at least one time after it is done initially. Once the packing is removed, warm soaks or sitz baths can be used to help continue to promote drainage and healing. Anti inflammatory meds can help as well. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...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