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Thank you for your time. This morning I had a huge boil pop,

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Thank you for your time. This morning I had a huge boil pop, and while I get one a few times a year, this one was filled with dark blood. What has me worried is that it also had a few pieces of black tissue in the blood. I hate to call them blood clots because I don't think that is what they are, but its what I want to call them. Is this a sign this is more serious than normal or can I just keep it clean and covered until it heals. Sorry I never had one explode something so vile before. Thank you again.


Thank you for your question,

I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.


Where did you have the boil exactly?


How large is it?


How much was the amount of pus?


Did you have any trauma?


How is the pain?


Do you have diabetes or any other illness?


Do you take any medicine regularly?



Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The boil is in my groin area. It was the size of a golf ball, but now that it opened it already drained a lot, it is a little less than half of its original size. I didn't have any trauma. The pain was unbearable until it finally opened on its own, but now hardly any pain at all. I don't think I have diabetes or any other illnesses (last physical was almost a year). I just take birth control regularly and Prevacid. I am obese though, which is a big reason I believe I get them. Thank you for your time.

Thank you Miki, for the information,

Black colored material can be dead tissues or clotted blood.

As it was quite large & there was much pain, the pressure from collection of pus can lead to dead tissues.

In case of much inflammation blood can come out.

I would suggest to get an examination by doctor.

Oral antibiotics can be needed.

You can do warm moist compress at home.

Neosporin antibiotic cream can be continued.

You can take antiinflammatory analgesics like motrin or naproxen, if there is no other contraindication.

This would help to reduce pain & inflammation.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Best wishes.
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