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Pushed Chyle Leak Into Groin Area
I have an abscess in the groin area which has become increasingly bigger and tonight it has been leaking blood. Will it need draining? Thanks
Seek urgent medical: Any abscess can lead to serious complications due to spreading infection. Bleeding, if more than minimal also requires urgent evaluation and treatment. Unless you are already on antibiotics, you may need antibiotics as well as surgical drainage (I and D) without anymore delay. ...Read more
Any other suggestion to stop chyle leak after nephrectomy? Have tried mct diet, octreotride with TPN for 5 weeks. Still draining 10 liters per week.
Tertiary center: I presume that your surgeon and family doctor have tried without success in getting this stopped. I suggest that you consult an university center near your home to find out what else can be done. ...Read more
I accidentally popped a boil in my groin area, I am a woman, and it is still leaking puss and blood. Not a whole lot though. What should I do?
A cyst like filled sac down in my genital area near my groin that that leaks pus and itches. It comes and goes but never really heals up & come back.
What to do if I have been given is to have surgeons inject his thoracic duct with dye to find where the chyle is leaking from and ligate. Does this sound accurate?
I believe you may be asking about Thoracic Duct embolization for chyle leak following different procedures. I do not have the age or past medical or surgical history of the patient.
You may also be referring to lymphangiography, which is a diagnostic procedure.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3140251/
Consult an interventional radiologist to learn more about this procedure. ...Read more
Does ascites fluid leak into the groin area after a hernia repair if you have cirrhosis with ascites.
I had an MRI 10 days after noticing leaking of urine and strange feelings in the rectum that showed a mild central disc extrusion at L5-S1 without spinal cord compression. I have incontinence and numbness in the groin/genital area. What is this?
Some directions: Young males, age 25, do NOT develop these problems from a mild disc issue at L5-S1, and you need a neurologist to evaluate you ASAP. There are many potential causes, including Multiple Sclerosis, Lyme disease, etc., and I cannot give you a direct answer so far based on above description. BUT do not delay, get this directly addressed!! ...Read more
What kind of damage takes places when abscessed serosanguineous fluid fills up internally (pelvis 2 lungs) due 2 anastamotic leak left untreated 6days?
Sepsis: The biggest risk is systemic infection where the infection spreads to the blood stream and starts causing severe inflammation and organ system dysfunction. Infected fluid in the abdomen can also lead to scarring in the abdomen called adhesions. Sorry that you are having to deal with that. ...Read more
Hernia op 3 weeks ago, direct inguinal, still leaking serum. Incision kept open to drain. Doctor says getting better but still leaking. Why? How long?
Soon: This should stop leaking soon. If it is still going on for another 3 weeks or so, you may need to go back to the operating room to place a drain and try to use the wound. It could also require removal of the mesh if one was used. Hang in there for now, it should stop soon. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I had ascites leaking into my inguinal hernia and had a mesh repair on the left side. Now, I have got right sided hernia. I was told that the fluid would leak. Is another surgery an option?
Yes, but: You should have the ascites under control before operating. This can be managed by some primary care providers, or. Gi liver specialist. If medical control is not working, could place a denver shunt at the time of her is repair. This isn't commonly done, so may have to shop around for a surgeon that would do this. Good luck! ...Read more
I have 2 red bumps on the upper of my pelvis, they leak clear fluid when squeezed and have been there for 12/14 days, they don't pop and are shin?
Inguinal hernia surgery in 3 days, cirrhosis, ascites leak, will they still operate if so what would the outcome possibly be?
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Male, correct?: Get a scrotal support or vary your technique; there's some delicate stuff near there that you can injure. Your family physician may be able to offer help as well. ...Read more
Lymph nodes: I suspect you have enlarged inguinal lymph nodes. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Intertrigo: Intertrigo is inflammation of the skin. It tends to occur in warm, moist areas of the body where two skin surfaces rub or press against each other. Such areas are called skin folds especially the groin where there is a lot of moisture. The prescrtion medication called vytone cream is effective for this condition. ...Read more
Different options: The groin has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, tendons and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
See an urologist: This should be evaluated if the pain has been present for over 3 months. ...Read more
DM and Boilds: Boils in the groin area are not a classical sign for diabetes. Excessive thirst, excessive hunger, frequent urination are. I've seen patients present with skin or other types of infections which led to diagnosis of diabetes. Diabetics are more prone to getting infections. But an infected boil is not a sign of diabetes in and by itself. ...Read more
Rash: The best thing to do is get these evaluated by your doctor. We have a hard time telling what they are without examining you. ...Read more
See your doctor: See your doctor and let them check you. ...Read more
Probably fungal: Infection. Both those areas are dark and can be moist. Giving way to fungal growth and foul odor. Keep area clean and dry. Use anti fungal cream and powders to help the area heal. Call your doctor for proper medication. ...Read more
Many Options: Radiculitis can be treated with various medications, including burst dose of oral steroids, medications, injections, neuropathic medicines, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, as well as manipulation. Treatment option (s) will depend on the cause (s) of your " pinched nerve." ...Read more
Click: The noise could come from hip joint, but can also come from tendons or ligaments. Although you click do you have other symptoms? Pain swelling etc. ...Read more
Tendon: Snapping hip syndrome is a common phenomenon where the iliopsoas tendon snaps over a normal prominence on the upper end of your femur or leg bone. ...Read more
A "hands on" examination by your Primary Care Provider since there can be a number of reasns for the "bump". ..the redness could mean infection so get it evaluated ASAP
Dr Z ...Read more
Ice, rest nsaids:
I would start with ice, rest and an NSAID medication
if the symptoms do not resolve within a few
days you should be examined
some of the severe groin injuries can take
6-8 weeks to heal. ...Read more
Inguinal Hernia: Inguinal, or groin hernias are very, very common (in men). If the hernia is small and not interfering with your daily activities, it is acceptable to take a "wait-and-see" approach. If not, hernia surgery is advised; this is an outpatient operation that can be performed "open" or via laparoscopy, typically with mesh. I recommend that you see a general surgeon for a formal evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more