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Can a Psoas abscess return?


A few months ago i had what they call a psoas abcsess in my side. I had to have sergery and have it drained away. The last few days i have found a lump were the drain line had been and its very sore and red and ive got the nasty pains shooting down my legs again. I know we are not all doctors on here but has anyone got any idea if this abscess could be coming back again. I hope not has i spent 2wks in hospital before. Do you think i should go back to my doctors or could it just be scar tissue.
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yes they can i had several abcess in my back and needed 3 surgeries to totally clear it : for now: i would call you surgeon at your earliest convienince if nothing else have it evaluated  (+ info)

does anyone knows psoas abscess?


can anyone tell me what is this disease all about?its etiology, causes, symptoms, treatment, diagnostic exam or anything that you can share ..i cannot find a good source.please help me. 10 points for the best answer!
can this disease be related to a infected appendectomy a year ago?
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The psoas muscle is found in the back of the abdominal wall where it ia attached to the lower spinal region and to lesser trochanter process just below the neck of the femur. This is a large muscle which bends the hip towards the chest and rotates it internally. Commonly psoas muscle abscess follows spinal osteomyelitis due to tuberculosis. The pus enters the muscle sheath and tracks downwards to point into the groin, where it may spontaneously drain. Anti tuberculosis treatment will be necessary.

Being a large muscle, it may also be involved in (multiple) pyomyositis in which case there will be pain in the hip and lower back, low grade fever, and fixed flexure deformity or difficulty in extending the hip joint. Draining of the abscess is necessary in this done under general anesthesia. The incision being made just beneath the anterior superior iliac spine and the incision should be large enough to admit 2 or 3 fingers which are then pushed deep in the pelvis while keeping them out of the peritoneal cavity. Sooner or later, the abscess will be reached and pus will come out and a large, long corrugated drain put in to facilitate the drainage. Antibiotics will also be needed.

Less commonly, psoas abscess may follow infections in the adjacent organs such as the colon (Crohn's disease or diverticulitis) and kidneys.

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How bad can an abscess be?


My friend had an abscess around Christmas and it was drained. But now it is stopping him from school until tomorrow and even then he will only be doing mornings and leaving during lunch break. He tells me that all it is anymore is a little scab! Also, its stopping him from going on a school trip in mid February, a month away!! WHY/HOW is this?

The abscess was on his psoas muscle if that has anything to do with it.
Oh he's 13 by the way if that has anything to do with it.
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i cant see why an abscess would stop him doing anything especailly if it has been drained?

I get abscesses on my kidney s and they dont stop me doing anything and im married with a son at school  (+ info)

How do I know when an abscess on my gum is healing?


I have an abscess that started on my gum and is slowly going backwards. The infection didn't start from a tooth (as the dentist's x-rays showed) and started from the surface of my gum. He prescribed me Penicillin and told me to check back in a week. Is the abscess still supposed to be turning white and draining throughout the whole week as it's healing or is that a sign the Penicillin is not working? Thanks!
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i would finish the penicillin course first and then see if the infectin goes away. During this time, i would keep the hygience in superb condition just to make sure the gum is healthy, assuming it's the gum problem not the tooth.  (+ info)

How can i get rid of a dental abscess on my own?


I Have a dental abscess and went to the ER a week ago, they gave me antibiotics and sent me home. I have no insurace but found a dentist that will pull the tooth for cheap. However, they won't pull it with the abscess and i can't afford to go back to the ER and it's not going away. Is there any home remedies?
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I had the same problem. After a week of antibiotics most of the swelling went down but I still had a large bump under my jaw and the dentist went ahead and pulled the tooth and gave me some really strong antibitoics. Its completely gone now and it was only pulled 5 days ago.

Your best bet is to get it pulled after your first round of antibiotics. I was given Amoxicillin 500mg the first time and it didnt clear it all up until after it was pulled.  (+ info)

What are natural remedies(home remedies) to treat an abscess?


I am having an abscess under the skin. I have been taking anti-biotics for it as recommended by the doctor but there is no relief.
I need to know any natural remedies to treat an abscess which is under the skin
I had heard that dipping a washcloth in a hot infusion of chamomile tea does some work. But the abscess just became red and softer. Is it bad or good?
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Add 1 cup vinegar to your baths(which you should take every night)
Put a small amount of anti biotic up your nose. I know it sounds gross, but that's what my doctor said to do
If the abscess is not responding to your prescription, then it might be MRSA, an anti biotic resistant strain of abscess. Discuss with your doctor about the possibility of MRSA testing. If it turns out to be MRSA, then they will probably change your prescription. Hopefully that will work.
Also, I know it hurts, but clean it every night. Also, if you're brave enough, STERILIZE your hands and just kinda take the scab off the top of the abscess. This should cause the pus to come out. Clean it up thoroughly, then throw away whatever you used to clean up the pus. This should relieve it a lot.
However, if the abscess does not go away after this, go to your doctor and they will lance it. It hurts, but it makes the abscess go away, and if none of the above stuff works, then your abscess will do nothing but get worse.
And make sure to keep the house clean, especially if you are living with other people.  (+ info)

How do you get rid of abscess in an already closed hip piercing?


My hip piercing has healed over, but inside of the scar i can feel abscess. How do you get rid of it?
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Visit your doctor.

Your doctor will be able to drain any abscess and give you antibiotics/care directions for the area.

DO NOT try to lance the abscess yourself.

It is possible that what you are feeling is just the tissue trying to heal itself. Since you cannot be sure on your own, see a professional and have it taken care of.

In the future, NEVER remove an infected piercing. If a piercing is irritated and must be removed, it needs to be carefully cleaned while it is closing so you don't end up in this situation again.  (+ info)

What is the difference between an abscess and a boil?


is an abscess and a boil treated the same way? what are the differences between them? What causes them to occur?
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Boils are caused usually by a bacteria. An abscess is caused by an infection witch causes swelling and should be looked at by a doctor or dentist, because the infection could travel through your body and then you're in trouble. Good Luck  (+ info)

What happens if a skin abscess is left untreated?


Specifically, if a skin abscess is fairly large, deep, red and painful and there is an associated fever, what are the consequences of not seeing a physician? Can this situation resolve itself on its own? And if not, what may happen as a result of the untreated abscess?
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It depends on what you've had done so far, a simple abscess is initially treated with 7 days of oral antiboitics, if after this point the abscess is still not resolving then incision and drainage in day case theatre is the usual next step.

If its deep, red and you've got a fever, u almost certainly need antiboitics and further assessment. The risk of not seeking help is progression to sepsis / skin loss and grafting.

Hope this hasnt scared you too much lol.  (+ info)

What foods could my brother eat whilst having an abscess in his gum?


My little brother aged 15 has an abscess in his gum and is finding it extremely pain-full to chew his food. Does anybody no any recommendations to what foods he could eat? also any ways to soothe the pain? maybe natural remedies or legal medication.
Thanks
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Soup of a non-hot, non-cold (just right) tempertaure should be fine until he sees his dentist.  (+ info)

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