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Recurring Groin Abscess
Yes and No: A true abcess needs to opened and drained, antibiotics by themselves are not enough. It takes a combination and depending on what grows out of the abcess culture specific antibiotics for that infection can be used. ...Read more
Yes: If it a simple abscess, it should be able to be excised after the acute infection resolves. It may represent a condition called hidradenitis suppurativa, a chronic infection that occurs in the groin and armpits. This generally needs to be completely removed surgically and the defect either skin grafted, allowed to heal on its own, or closed with local healthy tissue. ...Read more
I thought I had an abscess but was told it's just on cyst on my groin. It's become very painful what type of Dr should I see for 2nd opinion?
It could be that it is still a cyst. They can grow and become rather painful, especially if they become infected. This does not make the initial diagnosis of cyst wrong.
If you are having a increase in pain then see your doctor again as it may need to be removed. ...Read more
I've been having recurring abscess' for months on my groin. This time after one popped it left behind a deep bloody hole with pus still. What do I do?
Med evaluation: This may be a serious problems and warrants prompt medical assessment. I would contact your primary care provider and schedule an evaluation appointment. ...Read more
Right side of groin area I have a swollen lymph nod painful to the touch - I just had a abscess removed is this normal?
Yes should improve: Reactive lymph node usually improve within 48 hours, if not better or getting worse then it may secondarily infected and may require drainage. ...Read more
I noticed a painful spot on groin area it is massive and swelling up I had a pindonical abscess almost a year ago. What should I do ?
Massive swelling: Please seek prompt medical attention.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a reaccuring abscess in my groin area. I have had it cut open and drained three times. Returns without getting to the head. What can I do?
Anything possible: It would be essential to know the entire history, including your underlying medical conditions and what the "groin infection" was. It is conceivable that the rectal condition antedated the groin infection and was its first manifestation. It would also be helpful to have a history of diverticular disease, colitis, sexual preferences and many other factors. ...Read more
Why would an rectal abscess appear with no other medical problems/4 weeks after drainage of groin abcess much pus?
Had first Abscess near anus, lanced/drained, 3months later abscess near groin, lanced/drained, think im getting another near anus again, why??!!
Perianal fistula?: I would worry about an underlying perianal fistula, especially for recurrence near the anus and perhaps also the groin. A fistula is a defect in the rectum burrowing toward the skin. If so, more extensive surgery may be required to remove it. You also may need evaluation for underlying problems like inflammatory bowel disease. Ask your doctor about it. ...Read more
I had an abscess lanced 2 days ago near my groin area. It doesn't hurt much but it's still draining like crazy. I was told to remove the packing?
Wound care: It's true that you don't want to leave packing in place for too long-it will start to smell and become really grungy, so it must be changed. If it's already been 2 days, it REALLY needs to be changed now, particularly if it's foul. I hope they gave you some gauze or something to replace the packing with. Otherwise I would call right away for proper wound management. You don't want to neglect it. ...Read more
I understand abscess has to be opened and drained but what if you have multiple abscess around both thighs and groin and some do not have a head ?
Seeyour Family Doc: Do not open or drain anything until you see your family doc...Opening and draining may or may not treat the symptoms, but not the cause of the lesions. You need to have your doc examine you to determine the cause of the "abcesses" and have appropriate treatment or referral for treatment. ...Read more
I am a 28 yr old female w/recurring abscess in my groin (not a bartholian) .i habe had it lanced at ER on the 9th this month now it moved about 2 cm. ?
I had a groin abscess that opened and drained on its own. Now no more drainage but still a hard lump.
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
Hi, I had an abscess on my groin drained in October. I had the wound packed daily. Now the access in back in the same place (next to the scar).
Abscess: This is not uncommon. You will need to be seen and have it drained again. ...Read more
Hi, I have a painful red pimple like abscess on my groin area. It was popped and all is fine . Is this normal? I also am a dancer and sweat a lot.
Painful pimple : Nothing to worry about. It could be an ingrown hair. Would need to see it before diagnosis. As long as it has drained, no worries. ...Read more
DH had abscess on groin,it was draining,but didn't heal,we went to clinic,they opened the wound 2days ago,today he is diagnosed fr diabetese? Plz help
See endocrinologist: Hi. The abscess was treated appropriately and should heal now. Wording is odd...are you the patient? Guessing not since DH is a "he", and you are on BCPs. Patient (DH) needs to see a doctor for determination of type 1 vs. type 2, diabetes and dietary education, and management. The abscess will heel better with controlled blood sugar now that it's been incised and drained. Case a little unclear. ...Read more
Thought it an abscess but was told by Dr that isn't but a cyst. It is extremely painful but they said bc on groin won't lance bc infection. What to do?
2nd opinion: If you have pain, swelling, or bleeding treatment should be available to help you. If you are not being helped, a 2nd opinion may be in order. ...Read more
I've had an abscess ruptured in the groin area it's totally drained, but it's not healing, it's been rupture since about October last year and still h?
I have been getting what my dr calls abscesses on my inner thigh or groin area for about a year now I have been on so much medication and it doesn't seem to help the dr cuts them open and it goes away but in a few days or weeks a new one comes up around t
See a dermatologist: These abscesses might result from chronic inflammation of hair follicles or of the sweat glands in that area (this is called (hidradenitis). Many treatments can be helpful, including antibiotic lotions or chronic use of some oral antibiotics to decrease the bacteria, medications that decrease male hormone levels (for women), some acne meds, like acutane, or anti-inflammatory meds (steroids). ...Read more
What if abscess keeps forming in your groin after a doctor already cut and drained one. For example it goes away and shortly come back.?
My husband had an abscess on his under groin area about 2 years ago. Since he's gotten really bad pimples in the region. What is the cause of this?
I hve a abscess or cyst in groin. Its size is of an inch. But when i hot compress it becomes pea shape but does NT drain. Help coz i don't wanna go doc.
Pain in groin sometimes a hard swollen lump that seems to go away when I lay down. Esp active durng menst. Tested for hernia + cyst/abscess.
Sound like a hernia: hard lump that disappear when you lay down sound like a hernia a lymph node or a cyst does not disappear that fast the timing with the menses could make it related to ovary if persisted ask for a gynecologist to perform laproscopic procedure they can see if there is a hernia and fix it and have the chance to evaluate the abdomen and the pelvis ...Read more