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What type of doctor should I see for an abscess in my groin area. It comes a head, oozes some pus-like smelly liquid then gets hard & painful again.

What type of doctor should I see for an abscess in my groin area. It comes a head, oozes some pus-like smelly liquid then gets hard & painful again.

Internist or Surgeon: I would see if it resolves after treating with antibiotics prescribed by an internist or infectious disease specialist. You need to take antibiotics that cover staph. Aureus both methicillin sensitive and resistant strains as well as covering strep. Pyogenes. I would also soak it with hot salt water. If it doesn't resolve you will need incision and drainage by a surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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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Had surgery on my anal abscess 2 weeks ago but now im consipated I can't hold the liquids from my anus and when I wipe myself I sometimes see blood?

Had surgery on my anal abscess 2 weeks ago but now im consipated I can't hold the liquids from my anus and when I wipe myself I sometimes see blood?

Avoid constipation: It is very important to avoid constipation by taking a mild laxitive. Try to do sitz baths 2-3 times daily, one after your bowel movement is very important. Seeing blood when you wipe yourself should not scare you, this will stop in a week or two. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my inner thigh. It drained on its own with a small bit of pus followed by clear liquid. Never touched it. What is this?

I have a boil on my inner thigh. It drained on its own with a small bit of pus followed by clear liquid. Never touched it. What is this?

A boil.: Probably just that - a boil. A localized infection of the superficial skin. It might have started with an ingrown hair. ...Read more

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I was up for 72 hrs I had to keep cold liquid in my mouth to make a tooth quit hurting is that an air pocket an abcess tooth the pain went 2 my ear?

I was up for 72 hrs I had to keep cold liquid in my mouth to make a tooth quit hurting is that an air pocket an abcess tooth the pain went 2 my ear?

Root Canal Therapy?: A severe toothache relieved by cold is one of the classical signs of a tooth that has an infected nerve and requires root canal therapy. Please call your dentist asap for immediate and emergency treatment. ...Read more

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Liver abscess in immunocompromised patient (mg), doctors tried catheter drainage but said it had jelly-like structure. What shall we do?

Liver abscess in immunocompromised patient (mg), doctors tried catheter drainage but said it had jelly-like structure. What shall we do?

This: Should not be neglected. If one can't drain it through the skin for what ever reasons and if the person is sick and with temperature other means of intervention is needed. If you do not get proper answers please have a second opinion! ...Read more

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I have difficulty to breath each time after I have flu, and it continues for months, it feels like there is something jelly kind liquid, what to do?

I have difficulty to breath each time after I have flu, and it continues for months, it feels like there is something jelly kind liquid, what to do?

Asthma: With only what you told me to go on, I'd be checked for asthma. This is a chronic disorder of the airways which can remain symptomless until triggered by something. Viral infections are a common trigger. ...Read more

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My 15 years old brother told me that his sperms don't come in liquid state, it comes like in jelly form, is it normal in his age? , or he should worry?

My 15 years old brother told me that his sperms don't come in liquid state, it comes like in jelly form, is it normal in his age? , or he should worry?

It's normal: Some men's semen is gelatinous. It's an individual variant of no concern. Your brother's fortunate to have you to turn to as he enters the difficult process of becoming a man. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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Tonight there was this clear jelly substance that came out of my vagina with no smell or liquid what is this substance?

Tonight there was this clear jelly substance that came out of my vagina with no smell or liquid what is this substance?

Mucous: Mucous is secreted by both the vagina and cervix to protect its lining and provide lubricity for intercourse. ...Read more

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Dr. Yesterday and today I found white jelly like liquid slightly red (blood mix in some parts of jelly) discharging from anus with stool. .....

Dr. Yesterday and today I found white jelly like liquid slightly red (blood mix in some parts of jelly) discharging from anus with stool. .....

See a GI doctor: And do this soon. This can be infectious, inflammatory bowel disease, tumor, and so on and so on. Go see somebody soon and be evaluated. Hope this clears up quickly, but even if it does not you should undergo an evaluation and make sure there is nothing requiring intervention.. ...Read more

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I have pcos. My period was late and when I got it, it came out as jelly-like clumps, no liquid blood just clumps and a lot of pain. Is this normal?

I have pcos. My period was late and when I got it, it came out as jelly-like clumps, no liquid blood just clumps and a lot of pain. Is this normal?

Endometrium: That was probably all that glandular tisssue inside the uterus coming out after a prolong time of inactivity. That is called endometrium. ...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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I have a bad bad cut it's like an abscess or something worse.?

I have a bad bad cut it's like an abscess or something worse.?

Go to urgent care: This should be treated at an urgent care facility to protect you from infection complications and to optimize healing potential. If you've lost a lot of blood - that needs attention too. Get to care ASAP. Try to avoid eating or drinking anything but water and if you have ingested anything tell the doctors about it. Calling 911 may be a good idea if this just happened. ...Read more

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Periodontal abscess what does it look like?

Perio abcess: Some
signs are swollen gums
bleeding of the gums to the touch
the gums a more purple rather than pink color
if there is no associated tooth pain
perio abcess likely
see a periodontist right away. ...Read more

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Seems like my case of Torticollis may have turned into an abscess. Is this possible??

Neck mass: Torticollis is rare beyond childhood, and never turns into abscess. If you have good reason to suspect a neck abscess then you need to go to an ER immediately to get evaluated. And you likely didn't have torticollis in that case, but a neck infection or enlarged lymph node that turned to pus - this commonly happens. This sounds urgently serious. ...Read more

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Having so much pain kind of feels like a hemorrhoid but the pain is bringing me to tears. How can I be sure it's a hemorrhoid and not an abscess?

Having so much pain kind of feels like a hemorrhoid but the pain is bringing me to tears. How can I be sure it's a hemorrhoid and not an abscess?

See a doctor: The only way you will be able to tell is to see a doctor, who will do a history and physical exam. Sometimes that kind of pain is due to something else called an anal fissure as well. Treatment is necessary, so call or see a doctor today. ...Read more

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I recently moved to brazil. Many people here get what I belive are abscesses. I have never seen anyone with abscesses in the usa like see here. Why?

I recently moved to brazil. Many people here get what I belive are abscesses. I have never seen anyone with abscesses in the usa like see here. Why?

Difficult to answer.: This could be due to many factors. Healthcare, type of infections, type of antibiotics and resistance, HIV rate (it's 10 times higher in brazil). ...Read more

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How do I cure an abscess?

How do I cure an abscess?

Get treatment: Don't fool around, the abcess is most likely causing septicemia, barrels in the blood system that can result in additional illness. ...Read more

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What works most effectively to do for a abscess?

Antibiotics/drainage: An abscess is an infection. The body sends white blood cells to an infected area. The 'used up' white blood cells can accumulate in the area in
a pool of thick fluid that we call 'pus'.
Sometimes this pool needs to be surgically removed (drained).
Other times, antibiotics are all that is needed to control the infection. ...Read more

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I have abscess but it just formed. What do I do?

See a dentist: See a dentist asap for an evaluation and treatment. The longer you wait he more chance you have of increasing pain and swelling. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Abscess?

What is the definition or description of: Abscess?

Abscess: Abscess = Collection of pus within tissue. It is often related to infections. ...Read more

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Can you pop an abscess on gum?

Can you pop an abscess on gum?

An abscess: Is a manifestation of infection. It can go to the bloodstream and can adversely affect especially the ones with compromised immune system. Please see your dentist so you can get proper attention. ...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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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