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Non Medical Person Drain Hydrocele Needle
No: Because infection may result in loss of the testicle in addition to a severe illness. ...Read more
How much is the recovery period from needle aspiration of hydrocele for time being till surgry, due my busy work??
If no swelling or bruising present can return to work immediately
Why didn't you ask your surgeon?????? ...Read more
Iam 27old, idid hydrocele aspiration by needle, after my doctor finish the process I saw the syringe was fullfluid and blood inside it, is it danger?
I've been having a bit of trouble with what I believe to be a recurring hydrocele, ie. My right testicle area routinely filling up with water, becoming larger and heavier, then draining just as quickly. Could this be the result of an infection?
I think if this: Symptom was due to recurrent or persistent infection you would likely have more symptoms: redness, heat, pain, tenderness, maybe even fever. There is often inflammation that accompanies the fluid accumulation associated with a hydrocele. I advise you see a Doctor, preferably a urologist for evaluation. Most helpful to go when the scrotum/testicle is swollen. Ultrasound examination is most useful. ...Read more
Had hydrocele surgery 2 weeks ago for the second time. 2 days after drain removed, the tail of epididymis is tender and larger then usual. Infection?
RU sure epididymis?: Not unusual for scrotum 2B tender 2 days after drain removal. Wonder why you think epididymis is tender ; larger. Tunica vaginalis, which is wall of hydrocele is attached to epididymis and bound 2B tender for a while after surgery/drain removal. Best to discuss with your urologist. ...Read more
No.: Please do not stick a needle into your eye. You can seriously injure yourself. ...Read more
Infection or mass: The needle aspiration will be tested in lab and will determine if it is any infection or mass? ...Read more
I drained an epidermoid cyst in vaginal area with a needle when it got infected. It left a small hole that hasn't healed after 6 months. What do I do?
Sounds like: You still have cyst lining remaining. If the hole bothers you, have a surgeon remove it. But it will likely leave a scar after removal too. ...Read more
When a vaginal cyst on the top labia has to be drained does the numbing needle inserted to the cysts hurt?
Yes, for a second: The numbing needle only hurts for about 2 seconds and then the medicine immediately takes over. Initially the medicine can have a burning sensation, but then turns totally numb. It happens so fast you really don't have time to think about it.... Thank goodness, right? ...Read more
Is it a bad idea to tick a needle in my abscess to drain it Well get the infection out I do have mrsa?
Large, painful sebaceous cyst on upper inner thigh. Had these before & can usu use a needle to pop em, but can't get this one to drain. What can I do?
See a DR: Stop fooling around, see a pro.Get a more detailed answer ›
My husband has been diagnosed with elbow bursitis. His doctor tried draining it, but after he stuck the needle in, he said that there was no fluid in there. Is bursitis possible without fluid?
Bad idea: Epidermal cysts usually are connected to the skin surface by a pore, and sometimes the contents can be gently expressed from the cyst. However, the cyst will recur because the epithelial cells of its walls will continue to shed into the cavity. Manipulating or piercing the cyst could lead to an infection. Only by removing the whole cyst including the walls can recurrence be prevented. ...Read more
Can I pop a dental abscess? I think I have a dental abscess. It's soft and squishy. It doesn't really hurt but it's annoying. Already had the tooth drained or whatever dentists do. Can I pop it if I use a sterile needle?
See a dentist: You have an infection. It needs to be treated. Popping can relieve some of the pressure that you feel but it will not cure the infection. Please see a dentist and get this treated. Without treatment things will progress and get worse. You may not have so much pain because there can be drainage, but the infection is still there. It can effect the rest of your body. ...Read more
Dad had varicose vein surgery years ago he bumped his leg & now there is a bump & the dr. Keeps using a needle & drain fluid is the a fix for this?
Yes: Trauma to soft tissue of the body can result in bleeding into the tissue forming a hematoma (clotted blood) and over time this is broken down by the body, and aspiration (using needle to drain) will often resolve the swelling, at times requiring several attempts. ...Read more
In biopsy of lymph node anterior to sternocleidomastoid, yellow fluid drained after insertion of needle, does it mean needle penetrated carotid sheath?
Popped blood vessel on bottom lip (being desperate) I stabbed it with a needle to drain blood and get rid of it, it's still here how can I get it gone.
No more trying to self drain this.
If would be best to have this examined by your DR. ...Read more
Urgent care dr used needle, drained small boil by nipple/sternum. I replaced bandage, used miprocin. Dr wants me to take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) but afraid side eff?
Talk to your doc!: Communication is key. Talk to doctor caring for you. He knows more about you than some online guy/gal. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a standard sulfa antibiotic used for skin infections, especially when worried about drug-resistant bacteria, eg mrsa. What side effects are you afraid of? I would only worry if you said anaphylaxis. Aside from that, i'd be more worried about cellulitis. ...Read more
Hello. I'm a medical student but found it a little bit difficult to differentiate between hydrocele and a cyst on Ultrasound. Any advice?
Here are some. ..: An adequate combo of history + physical exam raises and leads to clinical suspicion, which in turn, prompts US imaging for confirmation if the intra-scrotal details could not be clearly palpable for differentiation - but not necessary for every case. Hydrocele denotes fluid inside the space of tunica vaginalis and cyst usually occurs inside the globus major of epididymis. More? Ask staff Doc. .. ...Read more
What is this. .. Read this in a medical journal. Scrotal sonogram. Small bilateral hydroceles, 9mm right scrotal calcification.?
See below: "small bilateral hydroceles" is a common nearly ubiquitous finding on scrotal ultrasounds. It means nothing in particular. A scrotal calcification may be completely innocuous if free floating but needs a medical evaluation if a part of the structure of the testis or surrounding structures. ...Read more
I had infection and abscesses in my colon they drained out the pus by needle then I did surgery and diagnosed colon cancer does it spread if it licks?
Not sure...: If I understand your question. Colon cancer perforated at age 29 would be extremely rare. Ask your surgeon if there were clear margins & enough lymph nodes removed (12 or more removed is best). Review your treatment options with a medical oncologist. Perforated colon cancers can have higher risk factors for recurrence. ...Read more
I have breast cancer tumor. Went from 3cm to 5 CM after biopsy but stable since. If outer part is liquid, can it be drained by needle prior to surgery?
Drainage unnecessary: The size of the tumor does not include any bleeding from the biopsy. Therefore, if it was 3 cm before the biopsy (&the biopsy was recent), the tumor is still 3cm. You need not worry about this fluid and may proceed with your definitive surgery. I hope all goes well. ...Read more
Ct scan showed diverticulitis with abscess, the pus drained out by needle, after 2 months had surgery. It turned out cancer t3nomo. If it leaks does it?
What leaks?: Sorry to hear that, hope your are ok. If tumor resected and you are put back together and everything is ok then you should not have any leaks on the future ...Read more