Thread: Drain abscess with 18g needle?
02-04-2004, 02:49 PM #1
Drain abscess with 18g needle?
Here's the situation:
I have two lumps (fairly hard) above my gluteus medius. They have been there for a solid two weeks and have not reduced in size. I have one on each side, almost perfectly symetrical (funny, eh?).
I have been injecting with 1" pins, not the usual 1.5". I have been rotating injection sites. I have not injected into the gluteus medius for two weeks and plan on staying away from this area.
The 1" pin did not make it into the musscle when I injected. Are the lumps a result of injecting into adipose tissue or is it an abscess?
I have had a fever and night sweats, and even got a mild case of bronchitis. I took antibiotics, and the bronchitis and most of the night sweats went away. (I am running Prop and EQ).
I work at a university, and only want to use my health plan as a last resort (there are a variety of reasons).
I am tempted to stick an 18g needle into the lumps and see if I can drain them, if in fact there is anything to drain.
Any ideas, suggestions or expereinces would be greatly appreciated.
02-04-2004, 02:53 PM #2
I never had anything like that happen to me but I would suggest not doing surgery on yourself w/ a 18g dart.
I have known ppl that have had lumps like your explaining, but they subsided over a few weeks or so. Try rubbing them on a daily basis, cuz it could be just the built up oil being you said the pin didn't go all the way into the muscle.
02-04-2004, 02:58 PM #3
hmm, i tried draining some fluid from my calf with an 18g dart. not fun to say the least. I know people who have partially drained abcesses before but imo you should go to the doctor. When it comes to your health dont **** around. if it truely is an abcess they will have to drain it. from what it sounds like they wont have to cut it open but still, im not a doc. my .02
02-04-2004, 03:00 PM #4Originally Posted by Solrock
You will most likley drain puss & blood out of it but..... I seen it done and it sucks. (no pun...) Keep watching how you feel.. I knew a guy that got used the badd ttoyykoo test it abscessed guy waited it out... got the night sweats thing and ended up w/ a massive infection. I would try to rub those out and break them up before 18g drain method. Good Luck!
02-04-2004, 03:00 PM #5
yea if you injected into the fat the oil will still get absorbed but not completely. you need to massgae it often and i beleive it will go down. but now i would use a 1.5 inch to make sure you inject into the muscle. the sickness and all is a sure sign of infection but i surely wouldnt try drawing out any abscessed material yourself. ask one of the MD's on the board.
02-04-2004, 03:15 PM #6
Don't f uck around with infections...go see a doctor. By trying to drain it, all you are going to do is cause the infection to get worse...go see a dr.
02-04-2004, 03:16 PM #7
And next time do better research and do things right. I had to give my rant...lack of knowledge is no excuse when it comes to your body.
02-04-2004, 03:19 PM #8
rant taken ....and needed on these type of things you know
02-04-2004, 10:25 PM #9
Could that also be a buildup of scar tissue?? I have a small lump on left shoulder thats been there for a year, I havent gotten sick from it, nor does it hurt or have a red area around it, and I was told it could be a small buildup of scar tissue from moving the needle too much (I had a problem keeping the pin straight when reaching for my shoulder). Could it be something like that??
I too have had a small lump on my right shoulder on one of my cycles...I just stopped injecting into that area and kept rubbing it, also did this thing where I took a golf ball and put it between the lumped area and a wall, and moved back and forth, after a couple times, it was gone, just a small build up.
02-04-2004, 10:27 PM #10New Member
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i had this happen to my delt. i just gave it time you should be ok.
02-04-2004, 10:29 PM #11
ive had that problem and the lumps took some time to go away..thats just me though. DONT PLAY DR!!
02-04-2004, 11:17 PM #12
See a doc - if the fevers persist for another day or two - what type of antibiotics did you use ? Did you use the full course ?
02-04-2004, 11:20 PM #13
When i was 18 i had a huge abscess on my quad from a bad injection. I drained it with an 18 guage and flushed it with BA twice a day, very very painful. Ended up having to do this 8 times total because it kept coming back, it finally went away though. I wish i had went to a doctor.
02-04-2004, 11:23 PM #14Originally Posted by bdtr
02-04-2004, 11:23 PM #15
Sadly Hardcore and Dumb go hand and hand lol.
Originally Posted by Da Bull
02-04-2004, 11:26 PM #16Originally Posted by bdtr
02-05-2004, 12:50 AM #17
**** bro, go see a doctor...
02-05-2004, 01:21 AM #18
Yeah, tatmark from gotfina did his own gyno surgery..
As for the BA, id fill the abscess with it, let it sit for a bit then drain it again.
Originally Posted by symatech
02-05-2004, 01:26 AM #19
Just go to your doc man. About a year ago I had the same thing going on on my left quad. I waited and played my own doc untill I couldn't walk anymore. I had to be rushed to the hospital and ended up in the ER-room. The doc there told me that I had been playing with my life for waiting so long.
02-05-2004, 10:07 AM #20
Bdtr...Some guy did gyno surgery on himself??? How the hell did he do that?? That takes big balls or a little brain, lololol!!!! No offense to the guy, but im just sayin, that is crazy!!!!
02-05-2004, 10:27 AM #21
btdr you really are a monster!
bro go to the doctor and get it checked out.
02-05-2004, 11:53 AM #22
Doing your own surgery is crazy especially for gyno. You need def to go to the doc. Antibiotics will help but it needs to be drained or cut out. I use a 23g pin to get inflammed ingrown hairs but thats it. Get the help.
02-05-2004, 07:23 PM #23Originally Posted by bdtr
Thank you bdtr, that's what I wanted to hear. Just kidding... sort-of.
The fever has been gone for a couple days. I took a full course of anti-biotics (cephalexin).
There is no redness. However, I now have a golf ball size lump in each tricep. So this is making me think it is something other than an abscess. (F*** the homemade gear. I just had to try it.... )
I am going to attempt the golf ball/tennis ball rolling technique to see if I can break these lumps up.
thanks for all the feedback.
<I'll tell you what though, these lumps in my tris look kick ass. >
02-05-2004, 07:40 PM #24
Go see the doc for something like that bro
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