have drained and healed. !st problem is with the one currently draining from under right breast. No longer draining puss, but draining blood. From the feel of it, there is a lot more that needs to drain. With the slightest bit of pressure on side of abcess, blood comes out. Have been told in the past that once they start draining to leave them alone. They keep coming back, have had one on each breast for the last six months or more. They swell up, drain, heal, then very soon after, pop up in another location, such as under the left breast or in a different spot on same breast. This first time there has been blood. Calling doctor on Monday, but was wondering if any one else has dealt with this type of problem.
I have had several abcess's underneath my breast. Have had several in the groin area that, luckily?
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- depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, crohn's disease, gabapentin, breast, severe pain, blood
Added 20 Oct 2013:
Friends that answered, thank you. I have done some research and found there is a certain type of abscesses that are confined to under arms, under breast and groin area. What keeps them coming back is when they drain, a tunnel is created on back side of abscess, setting the stage for another after original one heals. Very contagious and very antibiotic resistant if not knocked out with 1st one. Surgery is often required to remove the "tunnel" and surrounding tissue to prevent further spreading. FYI :-) Love to all.
Hey girl! Good to see you back!
I have had the abcesses in the groin area but not on my breasts. Every time I got an abcess, the doctor lanced and drained it, and put me on antibiotics. Do you know what is causing them? I had a home infusion nurse who used to get the abcesses on her breasts quite often. Her doctors never did find the cause of them. I know that's not what you want to hear, but it's the truth. Yes, you definitely need to call your doctor Monday. Hopefully he will culture the infection to get an idea of what's causing it. To the doctor with you, my dear!
I genuinely was going to contact you today to see if you were OK.
KH (Hello KH) as pretty much said it all. Abscesses/boils are due to a bacterial infection. The only other thing is that they are recurrent and this needs to be investigated. One reason could be down to Diabetes. Your doctor can do a simple dip stick urine test to rule this out. With regard to the bleeding this usually indicates that all the pus as gone, but you state that it feels as if there is more to come out, so on this matter I am unsure. I am sure you know to leave them alone and let them drain until you see your Dr.
Take care and welcome back to DC; just sorry that it was under these circumstances.
Hi there ChelleKay, You have been in my thoughts alot lately, as I struggle
with my PTSD... I don't have any answers about your abcesses, but try to
get medical help ASAP. But, just hearing from you again, I had an itch and I touched down on your avatar and was so pissed off to read what you have
been going thru! This DC site sure has some evil flying around, that's darn
straight. We all love you and Please ride this out..Unbelivable... dd*
As Kath said, it's SO good to see you, finally!! Although not under these circumstances, of course.
I, like Kath, have had one bump, sort of like what you describe, in my bikini area. I'd shaved the area (too embarrassed to get waxed at the tender age of 19) and gotten a staph infection. Is there any way that, as kaismama has said, that you are carrying some scary staph round in your body that begins these infections? It's something to ask your doc about, but I'd wager that you are smart enough to have already done that. (Staph never occurred to me.)
Has your doc told you to use some type of antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin? Does it hurt like mad? Can you wear a bra with a gauze bandage on the spot itself, or would that be too painful? Sorry for all the questions girl.
XXXXX we all missed you!
Sounds like MRSA. Be very careful with all your towels and keep yours hands very clean. Be sure any bandages there are removed with gloves. Soiled bandages, gloves, cleaning clothes need to be thrown away in a plastic bag. Carefully wash the clothes in hot water and bleach. Whatever it is, be sure that you don't spend time around young children, babies or people who are immune impaired. Very easy to transmit to others, I have been told. What did the culture turn out to be and please add to your question for us. Hope this gets better for you. Karen
Hi! So what you mean is they are capsulated? It sounds like a good dose of antibiotics is in the near future. I don't have both of my glasses on and didn't get to read it all. I will tho. When I had that staph infection weird boils popped up but went away with that hand cleaner stuff (I couldn't get up at the time so that's all I had) but I never had blood draining with any. I know when a tooth abscess reaches its peak and needs to get lanced, you will then see alot of drainage. I do know the glands are different but still, get that capsule out of there so you can heal. Your in my Ts and Ps! Nan
Hi... I have boils in the groin area... I have been told this is basically adult acne. O have crohns disease and I am prone to them... I have had to stop ALL dairy ALL and take 100 logs of spironolactone daily and use an antibiotic lotion on the infected area. Most doctors aree not educated in this disorder due to a lack of funds, but cutting ALL dairy has helped me tremendous!!
There is also a longer technical name for this but I don't have my paperwork with me.. hang in there!!! It will get better... Its so hard at first.. please wear loose fitting clothes and boy shorts so no rubbing is being done on your skin...
As a post I read you may have to have them all brought to a head and drained as they make tunnels. This is what I am facing soon. Please hang in there.. talk to your doctor about this... The hormones in cow and goats milk cause these HORRIBLE PAINFUL BOILS!!!
I was horrified, still am. Its depressing, but controllable... Please talk to your doc.. hope this helps!! Hugs to you...
I think you need to check out Hidradenitis Suppurativa. HS for short. Its basically infection of the sweat glands and causes boils abcesses tracts etc in sweat areas such as groin armpits and under boobs. Mine was diagnosed 12 years ago and is now under control. A good derm should be able to tell. Good luck
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