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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided abscess drainage?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided abscess drainage?

Pus Removal!: The abscess (pus pocket) is localized with ultrasound scanning (us). The area over the abscess is cleansed and local anesthesia placed. A needle or sometimes a catheter is inserted into the abscess while watching with the us. Pus is sent for culture studies. The needle is removed. A catheter may be left in place for days or longer and allowed to drain. Less invasive than surgical drainage. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Can abscess drainage create a risk to my kids?

Can abscess drainage create a risk to my kids?

Playing with pus?: Certainly, if the abscess is draining pus, then it can be quite risky. For example, abscess drainage from a MRSA wound infection can cause the spread of the bacteria. Anyhow, why on earth are your kids playing with abscess drainage anyhow? ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the wound thoroughly
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If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
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If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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I am going to have surgical abscess drainage need advice about going to work?

I am going to have surgical abscess drainage need advice about going to work?

Better ask surgeon: Since you are getting a surgical abscess drained, the best person to ask is really the surgeon performing the procedure. They will know the details, especially since we don't know what part of the anatomy you will have this abscess drained. ...Read more

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Can abscess drainage create a dry socket in your jaw?

Can abscess drainage create a dry socket in your jaw?

Perhaps: Perhaps a role. A dry socket starts when the protective effect of a blood clot in the socket is lost. An infection may prevent the clot from forming properly. ...Read more

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Treating a Tooth Abscess (Checklist)

See dentist ASAP
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Have the tooth removed
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Go to the emergency room if swelling hinders breathing
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I had a pelvic abscess drainage last year only to find out its back do I go for another operation?

I had a pelvic abscess drainage last year only to find out its back do I go for another operation?

Probably.: If you have a recurrence of a pelvic abcess, it could be life-threatening. It is likely causing significant pain. He should talk to your doctor about a hysterectomy if you are finished having children. ...Read more

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How to care for my wound and dressing after abscess drainage?

As instructed : After an incision and drainage of an abscess follow all post procedure instructions exactly. If anything is unclear call te physician or surgeon who treated you for this problem. ...Read more

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I am going to have surgical abscess drainage need advice from someone experienced with this?

I am going to have surgical abscess drainage need advice from someone experienced with this?

Drain abscess: Regardless of the cause of your abscess, drainage is the correct therapy for abscess. It is understandable to be upset. However, stay in good communication with your surgical team, have a support person to help you. The culture will be helpful for directing antibiotic therapy. Okay to ask if you will have a drain or need wound care. Good luck. ...Read more

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Abscess drainage - how do you know when your little boil no longer needs the packing cotton strip?

Abscess drainage - how do you know when your little boil no longer needs the packing cotton strip?

Depends...: For small abscesses, it could just be 2-3 days. For larger ones, days to weeks sometimes. Doctors look at how deep the abscess was, if there was surrounding infection (cellulitis), if there's drainage, where it's located... So a lot of different factors. Best thing you can do is check with your doc, they should be able to give you an estimate. Good luck! ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more