Hi everyone, for 5 years I've been haunted by this abscess in my groin/labia. It comes and goes, sometimes it's gigantic (REALLY) and sometimes just a painful, red, inflamed, deep seated "nodule" (so it doesn't disfigure me completely, but still makes it awfully painful to walk).
I had the abscess drained at the hospital once (never again, the anestesia hurt like hell and did not numb the area at all... urgh!) and the material (the pus) was sent for culture.... which came back without bacterial growth.
Even so, over the years antibiotics is what has been (un)naturally prescribed to me. It does nothing, but that figures. The abscess has never opened nor drained naturally (in 2008 it was drained by the Doctor) except for this last flare up. I went to the ER, they gave me antibiotics (as usual), then 2 days later to my surprise the abscess burst.
Bartholinitis, folliculitis, and many STD's have been ruled out... yet still I don't know the cause. Had an MRI... nothing came up except obliteration of the subcutaneous fatty tissue (possibly from the inflammation).
My blood work seems normal as well.
All I can say is that the first time it happened, was immediately after a long episode of diarrhea I had while living in Haiti. It lasted about 20 + days but didn't seem that bad a case, specially compared with the terrible amoebic dysentery I had a few months prior (treated with metronizadol). Either way, the diarrhea was suddenly gone and that painful "nodule" appeared right away.
It's been haunting me ever since, coming and going.... i just want to know what this is so I can have it gone for good!
If anyone can help me shed some light into this, seen dozens of Doctors (GP's, Gynos, Derms, Angio, Infecto.... ) and nothing gives :((((((
Please, if someone can advise I'd be so thankful!