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    Unhappy Sitting in hospital bed. Surgeon wants to remove abcess from my pec. Fuk. Need help!

    So let me start from the beginning. My first ever shot of Primo 200 was last Saturday in my right pec. Shot was smooth and painless. Aspirated and injected and a little oil came out when I pulled the needle out. The next day I had a little discomfort nothing out of the ordinary. The following day however it started swelling up. As the week progressed it's got bigger and is basically doubled the size of what it should be. It's hot and red and I've been experiencing flu symptoms, feverish (highest temp reading was 99.4), chills, and aches. There is a hard knot that runs across the pec and it's about the size of a large jalapeņo. It's pretty big. It is pretty painful. Not excruciating. More of a throbbing feeling.

    The thing is I've experienced shit like this with delt and quad injections. Not this severe but pretty much the same symptoms and has taken as long as a week to get better. I was hoping this was the same type of situation. But after 5 days of no improvement I decided to go to the er this morning. They took blood, did an ultrasound, and administered antibiotics with an IV. Blood results came back with slightly elevated white blood cells, and the ultrasound came back showing I have an abcess 5cm in diameter. It's like rectangular shaped. And 1cm in depth. The doctor then proceed to tell me I need to get it surgically removed right away and they would book an O.R. for me. I was in shock and still am. I asked if surgery is the only option and he said for abcess , yes. He said normally antibiotics won't help with abcess and standard procedure is to immediately remove the abcess or I risk going into septic shock. I then asked if we can try with antibiotics first and proceed with surgery as a last resort when all other options have been exhausted. They said ok and have been administering different types of antibiotics through IV for the last 2 hours. I have to stay here in the hospital while they monitor me.

    What are your guys thoughts on this. I have read quite a few threads where users had abscesses, some of which were pussing out the top and they were able to avoid surgery with antibiotics. For those of you with experience with abscesses do you think I should have them go in right away or give it a little more time to see if it gets any better? I wish I could take a pic but I'm writing this on my phone. I cannot stand the thought of having my chest scard up or cratered up but I also don't want to risk putting myself in danger. Please share your thoughts and advice. I am honestly terrified right now.

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    I have never experienced anything like that but wanted to say I certainly wish you the best and hopefully can be cured with antibiotics. Hang in there and keep us posted.

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    Thanks bro. Can anyone else chime in?

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    I hope the anti biotics kick in for you but you really need to take professional advice. God knows what was in that injectable and you can't pretend it's just going to go away. You need to trust someone......sure won't be the source you used. I wish you the best.

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    I honestly don't think it was the gear because I shot in my quad on Tuesday. It's still a little sore, normal PIP symptoms. My chest just didnt like it.

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    Damn. Well, if you need surgery request a plastic surgeon or at least a doc that will minimize any scarring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Damn. Well, if you need surgery request a plastic surgeon or at least a doc that will minimize any scarring.
    Definitely a plastic surgeon... And in my experience w/abcesses/cellulitis is it needs to be lanced and drained... I had MRSA b4 from the hospital(community acquired).... And I had vancomycin/clendomycin etc and had it lanced and drained but minimal scarring though I have plenty of others on my body...

    I would take there advice...

    Best of luck!

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    Wish you luck bro.And find a new source!

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    Ask about this surgery they want to perform. It probably isn't general anaesthesia, fully open surgery like you're imagining, but a lance and temporary drain catheter job (which would be done with local anaesthesia and leave a tiny scar).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonaparte View Post
    Ask about this surgery they want to perform. It probably isn't general anaesthesia, fully open surgery like you're imagining, but a lance and temporary drain catheter job (which would be done with local anaesthesia and leave a tiny scar).
    His is bigger but you can't even notice a scar on me... Just food for thought... And as Bonaparte stated it needs to be lanced and drained(wait till you see what comes out - pretty interesting...

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    Sorry to read this. U don't have a camera on your phone?

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    Wuttup peeps. So last night the surgeon came to examine me and to gave me the breakdown on the procedure and what to expect with regard to healing and scaring. The first thing she told me is that surgery is inevitable. Whether or not I chose to have her operate, it would have to be lanced and drained. What an abscess is is a wall of white blood cells (puss) surrounding the infection to prevent it from spreading. No amount of antibiotics would be able to penetrate and wipe out the infection. I would be under general anesthesia and the procedure would take about 15 mins. The wound would not be stitched up because it has to be allowed to heal from the inside out so the rest of the gunk can drain out and avoid infection.

    Because of the size of the abscess the surgeon said I will have a rather large scar across my pec I asked her about mobility and loss of strength and she said that should not be an issue but I may have some superficial numbness that will fade over time.

    I made the decision to move forward and at 2am this morning they wheeled me into the O.R. and knocked my ass out. Next thing I know I was waking up in recovery. I feel better today. The swelling has gone down a little and I am not in as much pain. The incision is not nearly as big as I thought it would be. I'd say its about an 1.5 inches long (see attachment). I've been trying to upload pics but its not allowing me to do so right now. Keeps giving me an error.

    Overall this experience has been a nightmare for me. I'm a very clean and sanitary person, especially when it comes to injections. I am also very selective when it comes to who I purchase my gear from. But we all know bad batches are a possibility even with the most reputable UGL's. I do not think the gear had anything to do with the abscess because I also shot 300mgs of it into my quad 2 days after the initial inject and aside from a little PIP nothing like this happened. I shouldn't have injected a new compound in my pec especially since I've never injected into my pec. Not sure why this happened but I for dam sure will never be doing pec injections again!

    My goal now is recovery. Thankfully I have a very supporting girlfriend that is taking care of me and the hospital is sending me home health care to assist in packing the wound. Thanks again to everyone that responded. I really appreciate it.

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    Best of luck healing up Youngster. When possible, post the pics please. This is VERY educational to the membership here.
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    Glad the scary part is over and I hope you heal quickly.

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    Get better my man! Best of luck moving forward!

    Try and land a sponge bath at least

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    Hope you have a speedy recovery youngster

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