Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Inguinal Abscess Overview

What is an inguinal abscess?
A person with an inguinal abscess has a collection of pus under the skin in the groin, caused by an infection.

What are the symptoms of an inguinal abscess?
Symptoms of an inguinal abscess include groin swelling, groin pain, groin tenderness, and redness to the skin over the groin. Additional symptoms of an inguinal abscess may include nausea and fever.

How does the doctor treat an inguinal abscess?
Treatment for an inguinal abscess includes incision and drainage. Additional treatment may include antibiotics and narcotic pain medication.

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Inguinal Abscess References
  1. Kueper MA, Kirschniak A, Ladurner R, Granderath FA, Konigsrainer A. Incarcerated recurrent inguinal hernia with covered and perforated appendicitis and periappendicular abscess: case report and review of the literature. Hernia. 2007 Apr;11(2):189-91. Epub 2006 Dec 13. [17164986]
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