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I have a hard knot...
I have a hard knot on my lower left side more toward the back right above the waist. It started becoming very sore to touch. It has black small dot that resembles a mole. Very small in size the black dot........the knot is about a dime size. I have been to the emergency room twice this past weekend & the first diagnose was a Cellulitis & the ER Doctor prescribed me some antibiotics.....the second ER Doctor in Texas were I traveled home to diagnose me to have a abscess & also prescribed antibiotics....... I don't know either diagnose to be correct. I have an follow up appointment with a Internal Medicine Doctor on this Thursday.
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I sent the picture

Got it--thanks

Definitely an abscess there

Sometimes antibiotics alone will resolve that but most often it needs to be lanced to get the pus out to really give the antibiotics a fighting chance to clear the infection

If you're not running a fever, Thursday is soon enough to see your doctor and have him drain this

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thanks!! Even If the abscess is still hard without any pus?? It's not soft

These can be hard with a lot of pus in them

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Ok! Thanks again

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