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Walled Off Abscess
My molar had no mobility. Extracted due to failed flap surgery. Gum abscess. How common to loose this tooth's bony buccal wall via extraction trauma?
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
Hey Doc, I was diagnosed with Tuberculosis of bone and also a chest wall cold abscess. The abscess grew a solid circular structure inside it of approx 2.5 inch, it was removed by surgery but even after that pus gets collected in it. It has be aspirated 3?
My appendix ruptured and doctor said my body "walled the infection off" does that mean an abscess ? And also does that mean the infection did not spill into my entire abdomen?
No, and yes: No, it doesn't necessarily mean an abscess, but it could turn in to one. Yes, the infection did not spill into the entire abdominal cavity. In this situation, usually you avoid operating in the acute setting, then have to decide whether or not to remove the appendix 6-8weeks (or more) down the road. ...Read more
Interesting: Paraspinal abscess is an infection of the area around the spinal cord. If the abscess compresses nerves, it can cause serious neurologic problems including paralysis. It can come from an area of adjacent infection or it can be seeded from a distant site via the bloodstream. This is usually a surgical emergency or it can be drained by ct guidance. Iv antibiotics. ...Read more
See below: An abcess is when bacteria invade deeper into the skin and create a pocket of infection that spreads into nearby tissue enlarging it. Antibiotics will not help. The treatment is having a doctor numb it up and open the top with a scalpel allowing the infectious pus inside drain out and removing any contents inside. This will relieve the abcess. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have nvr got any kind of abscess before,now all of a sudden I got one2 weeks ago n jus got two more.they are very painful should I be alarmed?
Puss under pressure.: Abcesses are puss under pressure. They get very hard when there is no way for the abcess contents to drain. Generally they will try to break through to an adjacent structure or through the skin to relieve the pressure. If this is not possible they will become rock hard and very painful. Eventually all abcesses rupture and bring great relief, but a scalpel is sometimes helpful. ...Read more
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