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Is it safe to drain a pilonidal cyst yourself?

Is it safe to drain a pilonidal cyst yourself?

No: Without proper medical training you may worsen the situation or further injure yourself. Also it would be nearly impossible for a person to see that area properly & be able to perform incision & drainage & wound packing under sterile conditions. ...Read more

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My energy is always drained and I have an increase in my apetite and weight gain, are sliming pills safe to loose weight and boost my energy?

My energy is always drained and I have an increase in my apetite and weight gain, are sliming pills safe to loose weight and boost my energy?

No, they are not: There are a number of medical conditions which can produce the symptoms you are describing, such as pregnancy or thyroid disorders. Dietary supplements intended to increase your energy and promote weight loss will likely be an additional burden on your body. Sensible diet, exercise and a complete physical with your physician are much better alternatives. ...Read more

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I'm 38. Barth cyst drained, cathether fell out 2 weeks ltr. Went back to dr. Said a small mass still there, wants to excise gland. No pain. Safe?

I'm 38. Barth cyst drained, cathether fell out 2 weeks ltr. Went back to dr. Said a small mass still there, wants to excise gland. No pain. Safe?

Yes, it's safe: As the recurrence possibility is there if your doctor thinks it is ideal better to go for it. Improving local hygeine can reduce the occurance on the other side. ...Read more

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I am 45 and have a Bartholins cyst. Is it safe to have intercourse? Is it safe to drain it myself?

I am 45 and have a Bartholins cyst. Is it safe to have intercourse? Is it safe to drain it myself?

Yes and no: Yes in general, intercourse is not a problem, but it will be painful.
no and no AND NO, do not ever attempt to drain it yourself
see your PCP or your GYN ...Read more

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Safe to swim with a sebaceous cyst. Was lanced last year drains some each day.

Safe to swim with a sebaceous cyst. Was lanced last year drains some each day.

See below: In general, it’s not advisable to swim with an open wound because of a somewhat higher risk of getting the wound infected especially if swimming in non-chlorinated or contaminated open water. A chronically draining sebaceous cyst via a small opening would be even less likely to worsen. To be as safe as possible, recommend applying a protective waterproof adhesive dressing or bandage over the cyst. ...Read more

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I have torn meniscus. Once liquid was drained. Again is swallowing and have pain. Up to how many times is safe to drain liquid?

I have torn meniscus. Once liquid was drained. Again is swallowing and have pain. Up to how many times is safe to drain liquid?

Water on the knee: The liquid on your knee, synovial fluid, is produced by the knee in response to irritation, in your case the torn meniscus. Draining the fluid is only temporary as it will recur as long as you have the meniscus tear. There is no "safe" number, every time you drain the knee there is a small risk for infection. Treating the meniscus tear is the way to treat the problem. ...Read more

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Diverticulitis, drain tube placed on pelvic, gets 5ml/24h gray foul smelling fluid. Is safe to remove drain tube? What is this fluid?

Diverticulitis, drain tube placed on pelvic, gets 5ml/24h gray foul smelling fluid. Is safe to remove drain tube? What is this fluid?

Do not remove: You likely had an infection due to a diverticulum rupturing, causing localized peritonitis and then abscess. Treatment for this is drainage and antibiotics until the abscess and inflammation resolves. Taking the tube out too early can cause reaccumulation of pus. See a colorectal surgeon following resolution to see whether you should have follow up surgery to removed the diseased segment. ...Read more

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Is using cold lazer from zerona safe to use for fat loss? Says it drains the fat from fat cels into your lymphatic system what about your organs?

Is using cold lazer from zerona safe to use for fat loss? Says it drains the fat from fat cels into your lymphatic system what about your organs?

Zerona laser: Treatments are termed "cold" because they are low level intensity lasers that do not burn or cut tissues. Zerona uses multiple 630nm low-intensity lasers that stimulate the fat cells to "leak" their lipid content into your normal vascular and lymphatic systems for elimination. When combined with diet, exercise, and fluids, loss of inches can be seen in patients. No freezing--that's coolsculpting. ...Read more

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I'm concerned as I don't know what it is. What's the best way with dealing with it on my own? Also I often feel a heaviness in my scrotum and vibrating. It's on my groin so I don't think it's connected too my testes. Am I safe to drain this?

I'm concerned as I don't know what it is. What's the best way with dealing with it on my own? Also I often feel a heaviness in my scrotum and vibrating. It's on my groin so I don't think it's connected too my testes. Am I safe to drain this?

Need more info...: To tell what you described may be, one needs more info on the specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of all symptoms + findings of physical exam & imaging studies as needed before a sensible diagnosis can be reached. How? Follow suggestion in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. If draining something is needed, that will depend on the outcome of evaluation as linked... ...Read more

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I just had a dental abscess drained yesterday there hasn't been any extra drainage is it safe to smoke cigerettes?

I just had a dental abscess drained yesterday there hasn't been any extra drainage is it safe to smoke cigerettes?

Never again!: Once the dentist drained your dental abscess you can never smoke again. Just think about how much healthier you will be, how much money you will save and how much longer you will live. Take this opportunity to quit smoking. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have an 8cm ovarian cyst and pregnant, my doctor said he will drain it vaganily as I won't need any pain killers or anaesthetic, is this safe?

I have an 8cm ovarian cyst and pregnant, my doctor said he will drain it vaganily as I won't need any pain killers or anaesthetic, is this safe?

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts are very common in early pregnancy and throughout the first trimester. If you are in the first trimester, avoid any intervention as the cyst will probably resolve on its own. If your doctor is worried about a malignancy then needle drainage should be avoided at all costs. ...Read more

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Bursitis just below knee cap (size of apple) burst when I bent down & drained into leg. Now leg is sore but no pain, is it ok/safe for it to rupture?

Bursitis just below knee cap (size of apple) burst when I bent down & drained into leg. Now leg is sore but no pain, is it ok/safe for it to rupture?

Prepatellar bursitis: Sounds like prepatellar bursitis. Many pictures on google to help you decide if that is accurate. In general if symptoms improve with rupture and continue to improve as the swelling resolves it is a non-issue and nothing to worry about. If it worsens or new problems develop go to ED for evaluation. ...Read more

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3 ultrasounds done for lump in breast normal doctor told me its nothing bad but still good drain it have biopsy to be on safe side IM NOW SO SCARED?

3 ultrasounds done for lump in breast normal doctor told me its nothing bad but still good drain it have biopsy to be on safe side IM NOW SO SCARED?

Routine test: So you have a lump in your breast and thre ultrasound decided that it was ok but what the mamogrom said you need to heve a mammogram before any biopsy or aspiraqtion then penfing the mammogram result they can decide how to do the aspiration or the biopsy either way the test is simple and routine and asuring ...Read more

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7 year old daughter has dental abscess. Antibiotics prescribed today, root canal scheduled for next week. Is it safe to wait so long before draining?

7 year old daughter has dental abscess. Antibiotics prescribed today, root canal scheduled for next week. Is it safe to wait so long before draining?

Almost always!: The treatment of your daughter will be safer and easier after a course of antibiotics. The medication will control the infection and allow for greater comfort during the dental procedures and a speedier recovery. The only concern would be is if the antibiotics we ineffective against the bacteria causing the infection. Call you dentist immediately if your daughter shows no improvement in 48 hours! ...Read more

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What to do if I feel so drained. What could it be?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me reasons why I feel so mentally drained?

Can you tell me reasons why I feel so mentally drained?

Stress: If you are working late hours, have family issues, work issues, interpersonal problems this is usually the reason. If not, then check your health. ...Read more

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Is two months enough time to drain weed out of your system?

Is two months enough time to drain weed out of your system?

Depends on your use: Single use of marijuana should be out of your urine in 1 to 7 days. Regular use of marijuana – should be out of urine in 7 to 100 days. Single use marijuana can be detected 12 to 24 hours in blood. Regular use marijuana can be detected for 2 to 7 days in blood. Marijuana regular use detected in hair for months. Single use might not be picked up in hair. ...Read more

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Why am I always feeling drained even if I have slept for hours?

Why am I always feeling drained even if I have slept for hours?

See a good doctor: There are many possible causes of fatigue. It's impossible to diagnose you here: you need an exam and tests. Possible causes include anemia, thyroid and other hormonal imbalances, vitamin/mineral/amino acid deficiencies, all sorts of chronic infections (viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic), environmental or food allergies, environmental toxins, sleep apnea, stress etc. Please see an integrative Dr. ...Read more

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I have the same thing. Does it need to be drained of the fluid?

I have the same thing. Does it need to be drained of the fluid?

What same: Please give further details about what "same thing " so we can help? ...Read more

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50 years old feel tried and drain all the time. What could be the cause of that?

50 years old feel tried and drain all the time. What could be the cause of that?

Fatigue: Fatigue has several causes. It is best to start with your primary care physician, get some blood tests, and a physical exam. Problems such as anemia, thyroid disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, heart disease all can cause fatigue. ...Read more

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I have a boi in my lower but. What can I do to relive the pain it has started to drain but I can not sit. Please what can I do?

I have a boi in my lower but. What can I do to relive the pain it has started to drain but I can not sit. Please what can I do?

Boil?: Sounds like an infection and if it is limiting your mobility or comfort - would need to see MD for evaluation and possible drainage / medications. In the meantime - warm compresses are helpful and trying to keep from putting direct pressure on the area.. ...Read more

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What to do if I have medication that I do not need anymore instead, instead of throwing the whole thing out, can I put it down the drain?

Please don't: Because those drugs can find their way into our waterways. Many pharmacies publish dates that they accept unused medications. Our fire and rescue sponsors these events as well. ...Read more

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For the last few days iam feeling very lathargic and drained out of enregy, could you suggeat some medicine for being active apart from exercise?

For the last few days iam feeling very lathargic and drained out of enregy, could you suggeat some medicine for being active apart from exercise?

Depends on the cause: It is impossible to suggest medicine without knowing the cause of your symptoms- it could be many types of infections, exposure to toxins, allergies, hormone imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, depression, stress, lack of sleep etc. Each of these would be treated differently. Since you are in india, consider consulting with an ayurvedic practitioner or homeopath, as they will use natural medicines. ...Read more

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I am on pd, and I use a trash can to collect the drain fluid. Today it was very dark and temp a little high it's the weekend so my kid cent is closed?

I am on pd, and I use a trash can to collect the drain fluid. Today it was very dark and temp a little high it's the weekend so my kid cent is closed?

Need to see a doctor: It could be infection within the peritoneum. Especially if you are experiencing pain, you should call your kidney doctor or go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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I have a friend that has no where to turn for her son. He is 29 and an addict. He will not get help and at this age she can not make him. She is drained of any funds already used to try and help him and she needs to know how she can help him now. Thoughts

I have a friend that has no where to turn for her son. He is 29 and an addict. He will not get help and at this age she can not make him. She is drained of any funds already used to try and help him and she needs to know how she can help him now. Thoughts

That: That is a very difficult situation. She can call nar-anon in your area. This is an organization for families of patients with narcotic addiction. It does not cost money to join this organization, and has resources that they can recommend for her son in your community. It is important for your friend to know however, that if her son is 29 and will not get help, there is no legal way to force him to do so. Nar-anon families can provide your friend with support and she can also talk with families who have been through similar situations. ...Read more

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How to drain boil?

To drain boil: It is a surgical technique to drain the boil- a collection of pus. We utilize fine surgical instruments utilizing sterile technique and local anesthesia so it doesn't hurt. ...Read more