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Abscess in armpit

I'm a 31 year old female who has dealt with abscesses most of my life. I've had 3 previously lanced, all in my right armpit. On Sunday, I sought medical treatment at a local clinic as my doctors office was closed. They lanced, drained, and packed the abscess. The PA did things much differently than I've ever had done before. Firstly, he used no lidocaine or numbing medication, as he said it doesn't help. Let me tell you-this was much more excruciating than the other lances I've had done. Also, he didn't squeeze the pus out, he just let it drain on its own. After he packed the wound, he told me to be back in 5-7 days for follow up and removal-possibly repacking. Usually, the iodoform must be removed every day or two and repacked until healed. Well, it's Tuesday night and it seems that the wound has refilled with pus, as it's nearly as big as before I had it lanced. Though, the pain is much less. I'm a little concerned about this and whether I should return to them tomorrow and ask that something be done, or just go somewhere else. I cannot, under any circumstances, have another lance without numbing medication. Oh, and also, the packing hasn't been pushed out at all, so no healing. It almost appears to be fixed in place like its stuck in the pus. Any suggestions would be great.
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973741 tn?1342346373
Hi there.  Gosh, this sounds terrible.  I'm sorry you are going through all of this.  You've been through it before (do you have a condition causing these cysts called hydroadenitis?)  so know what to expect.   This is different.  Honestly, I'd check in.  This is your health and if you feel like something isn't right, follow up on that.  Best of luck to you hon
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