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I have what I think is an abcess\boil in my pubic area it is very tender and so are my inguinal lymph nodes on the same side..I also feel nauseous?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: I think you're right

Gd description of abscess/boil, perhaps from an ingrown pubic hair; lymph nodes (same side) will localize and help heal the infection, so they enlarge and get tender. The nausea is a systemic sx, the worry is that infection enter the bloodstream. Rx is hot compresses and antibiotic.
May come to head & drain on own; if not incision & drainage by a doc. Do not I&D on own: could get septic, bad news.

In brief: I think you're right

Gd description of abscess/boil, perhaps from an ingrown pubic hair; lymph nodes (same side) will localize and help heal the infection, so they enlarge and get tender. The nausea is a systemic sx, the worry is that infection enter the bloodstream. Rx is hot compresses and antibiotic.
May come to head & drain on own; if not incision & drainage by a doc. Do not I&D on own: could get septic, bad news.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Jeremy Proctor
Family Medicine

In brief: Seek treatment

An abscess needs to be drained for the infection to clear completely.
If your inguinal lymph nodes are swelling this could indicate a spreading infection. If left untreated you could become very sick. Seek treatment by a physician.

In brief: Seek treatment

An abscess needs to be drained for the infection to clear completely.
If your inguinal lymph nodes are swelling this could indicate a spreading infection. If left untreated you could become very sick. Seek treatment by a physician.
Dr. Jeremy Proctor
Dr. Jeremy Proctor
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Need evaluation

Of course a definite diagnosis cannot be made here.
You need to be seen by your gynecologist asap.

In brief: Need evaluation

Of course a definite diagnosis cannot be made here.
You need to be seen by your gynecologist asap.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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