What is an abscess operation?
Abscess is a collection of pus surrounded by tissue walls. An abscess occurs when your body tries to control infection. This causes the lump to be painful and can make you feel unwell.
You can get an abscess anywhere in your body.
When do I need to undergo abscess surgery?
You may need surgery to remove an abscess or remove pus if you have an abscess larger than 1 cm or an abscess that continues to grow and becomes more painful.
You should no longer have an abscess after surgery. Surgery must prevent serious complications that can be caused by an abscess.
Prevention & amp; warning
What should I know before doing an abscess operation?
If your abscess is small (less than 1cm in diameter), you can treat it yourself at home. Apply warm compresses in the area for 30 minutes, 4 times a day, should be able to help.
You may not try to remove pus by squeezing it. This will push the infected material deeper into the tissue.
Don't put needles or other sharp instruments in the middle of the abscess because you can injure the blood vessels below, or even make the infection more spread.
What should I do before an abscess operation?
Small abscesses can be dried under local anesthesia but usually require general anesthesia. It is very important to follow the doctor's instructions about when to stop eating and drinking before surgery.
What is the process of an abscess operation?
Surgery usually takes 10 to 20 minutes. Your surgeon will make an incision in your skin at the location of the abscess. After pus is removed, the cavity needs to be healed from the bottom up so that the openings on your skin will be left open. If the cavity is deep enough, your surgeon will place an antiseptic in it.
What should I do after an abscess operation?
Most people feel better after the abscess is dried.
If you are still experiencing pain, your doctor may prescribe pain relief pills for home use for the next 1-2 days.
You must follow carefully every instruction your doctor gives.
Your doctor may allow you to open a used surgical dressing yourself with instructions on the best way to do this. May include soaking or rinsing. In addition, you should report any fever, redness, swelling, or pain that is increasing to your doctor immediately.
If you have questions relating to the process of this test, consult your doctor for a better understanding.
What complications can occur?
General complications include:
- scars that are not pleasing to the eye
- blood clots
- abscesses keep coming back.
If you have questions about possible complications, please consult your doctor for more information.
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