Scared about this

  • Thorbaugh

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    Jun 10, 2012 7:31 AM GMT
    About 2 weeks ago I had to go to the ER with an infected leg abscess (on the backside of my thigh above my knee). It was deep and about the size of a golfball. However, the dr. was able to drain and pack it and it is mostly healed at this point.

    One thing is bothering me and that is that I can still feel a small solid mass underneath the skin where the incision and abscess was and although not painful, I'm worried that this mass could lead to another infected abscess or is something that needs to be dealt with.

    Do I just go to my regular internist to have him start the ball rolling - just not sure what to do and I'm nervous.

    One favor, it'd mean a lot to receive only serious replies as I'm worried about this and even well-intended joking would not be received well.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Jun 10, 2012 2:03 PM GMT
    Thorbaugh saidAbout 2 weeks ago I had to go to the ER with an infected leg abscess (on the backside of my thigh above my knee). It was deep and about the size of a golfball. However, the dr. was able to drain and pack it and it is mostly healed at this point.

    One thing is bothering me and that is that I can still feel a small solid mass underneath the skin where the incision and abscess was and although not painful, I'm worried that this mass could lead to another infected abscess or is something that needs to be dealt with.

    Do I just go to my regular internist to have him start the ball rolling - just not sure what to do and I'm nervous.

    One favor, it'd mean a lot to receive only serious replies as I'm worried about this and even well-intended joking would not be received well.

    Thanks for your help.



    Start by getting an opinion from your internist.
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    Jun 10, 2012 2:10 PM GMT
    It's always definately a good idea to go to ur doc for final approval but... sometimes when things heal like that you get a small buildup.

    Heres from someone who had a similar issue :

    some dude from the forum I spoke to a doctor on the phone and they said the hard mass I'm feeling is granulation tissue, which is a healthy healing tissue. It will eventually be replaced with collagen (I think?) and scar tissue. I am not feeling sick... just paranoid, but trying to work on that.


    here's the link if you want to read the user's question:

    http://www.crohnsforum.com/showthread.php?t=28717

    Hope it helped icon_smile.gif
  • Dominican_Gen...

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    Jun 10, 2012 2:39 PM GMT
    Only serious replay needed? This is sooo the wrong forum for that. Get to medicaladvice.net or something like that!
  • calibro

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    Jun 10, 2012 2:52 PM GMT
    it's that's that alien from that movie about the aliens that pop out of your body to make new aliens... i think it was called the thing that popped out of you
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    Jun 10, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
    calibro saidit's that's that alien from that movie about the aliens that pop out of your body to make new aliens... i think it was called the thing that popped out of you

    LOL, you're being a dick
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    Jun 10, 2012 3:01 PM GMT
    To the OP. From a hypochondriac to a probable one: just go to the doctor. He'll tell you what it is. It's probably nothing and just an internal scar or something.