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How do I handle a torn abscess in my groin?

How do I handle a torn abscess in my groin?

No such term: Recheck the question. There is no such thing as a torn abscess. If there is an abscess present or one that has ruptured, it may need to be surgically drained. It will also require aggressive antibiotics. ...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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Can anxeity disorder and abscessed tooth be realated?

Can anxeity disorder and abscessed tooth be realated?

Not on their own: The only connection i can imagine would be that a person with an anxiety disorder who develops an abscessed tooth might feel more anxious than usual - especially if they are afraid of dental procedures. No causation relationship makes any sense in either direction otherwise. ...Read more

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Can Crohn's disease and a peritonsillar abscess be related?

Can Crohn's disease and a peritonsillar abscess be related?

Not necessarily: While crohn's disease can have oral mucosal manifestations (apthous ulcers, for instance), peritonsillar abscesses are not necessarily more common in a patient with crohn's disease. ...Read more

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Do I need to report pelvic abscess as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated?

Do I need to report pelvic abscess as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated?

Part of Med history: It usually does go away with treatment, but it remains as an important factor in your medical history. The fact that you have had a pelvic abscess would increase your risk for future infections, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic pain, and impaired fertility. Your doctors will be in a better position for future diagnosis and management by knowing all of your medical history. ...Read more

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I had the surgery already but I have pilonidal disease. No abscess now, but the area hurts bad? Had 1 abscess 6 months ago. Surgery was 4 years ago

See doctor ASAP: There are several possibilities including recurrence of the abscess, slowly progressive infection of the underlying bone, some inflammation or scarring from prior inflammation pressing on a nerve root, etc.. You need to be seen by a doctor and re-evaluated and suggest that this be done before whatever this is becomes much worse. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is a dental abscess?

What kind of condition is a dental abscess?

An infection: A dental abscess is an infection. Infections are managed by antibiotics and by removing the source of the infection. As a result they can only be cured with the assistance of a dentist. ...Read more

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If you have Crohn's disease, do you tend to also have peri-anal abscesses?

If you have Crohn's disease, do you tend to also have peri-anal abscesses?

High risk: With rectal involvement, and poorly contolled disease, crohn's disease is a risk for development of peri-anal abscesses. ...Read more

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Should i expect a surgeon who wants to incise an abscessed breast duct on me to be familiar with the term "zuska's disease"?

Fistula/abscess: Some may be familiar with the term, as this is a term used because it was characterized by a man named joseph zuska in 1951. More commonly the condition is referred to as a fistula or concomitant abscess around the nipple. Not knowing the name zuska 's disease should not make you think any less of a surgeon. Best wishes. ...Read more