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I have a black spot that kinda looks like a sore.Its red around

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I have a black spot that kinda looks like a sore.Its red around it that has got bigger on my back in the middle of my spine.I can feel it all the way down my spine if you touch it.Is this something I should worry about?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. M. Lahkar replied 7 years ago.

Any discharge from the black spot?

Are you diabetic?

How long its been in your back?

What is the approximate size?

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
yes, I'm a diabetic.There has been no discharge.about 6 months.alittle smaller than a pencil is very sore when you touch it i can feel it in my chest
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
is this something i should worry about?
Expert:  Dr. M. Lahkar replied 7 years ago.
Hello,you are likely having a carbuncle which is a localized collection of pus and is common in diabetics.

You have to visit your GP or a specialist (surgeon) and get it drained to release the pus and also get rid of the pain. The doctor may also prescribe a course of an antibiotic after the procedure.

You will surely feel better after being drained. You should also check your blood sugar levels.

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