Holy Abscess! Not for the faint of heart - page 8

by brian 20,618 Views | 79 Comments Admin

This is quite a large abscess, kind of gross too :) My son saw this and asked if it was real? I said it looks real to me. What do you think? Have any of you nurses seen an abscess this bad? Worse?... Read More


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    If you guys thought Brian's video was nasty, you need to watch the one below that I came across. You pus-aficionados are going to have big O's over this one:

    :redlight: WARNING: Excessive pus drainage ahead - don't press play and skip this post if you're weak-stomached!

    ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed. View this video at YouTube
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    Paco,

    I just went through all 8 pages wondering why no one posted the one you put up. Strong work sir!!

    On night my co-worker got to assist with I&Ding a scrotal abscess. Said they got 400+ mls and that it was the worst smell ever. I ask you how can you not appreciate a good I&D???
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    Paco... how is that wound pulsating like that?
    BTW super cool thanks
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    Quote from savnlivzPRN
    Paco... how is that wound pulsating like that?
    BTW super cool thanks
    They were saying something about the pus going all the way up to the guy's lung, so I'd assume the abscess was pulsating because the pressure inside it was changing every time the dude breathed
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    Cool!

    I didn't see anyone culturing the pus, though....
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    Quote from jeffsher
    Cool!

    I didn't see anyone culturing the pus, though....
    Just when you think you have seen it all!!!!! ...........WOW All I can say is WOW......

    jeffsher.......I am POSITIVE a culture was done by asparation LONG before they resorted to emesis basins. Someone in the background said someone needs to start thinking about a chest tube........Really? duh.........well........you're a genius!

    I wonder where this was.......Did you see the size of that thing? I know there was english being spoken and an apparatus on the left arm. BUt if that guy was in the hospital and developed an abcess that got that huge before somone got off their butt to treat it............ Our healthcare system is in worse shape that I thought!!!!! For an abcess to fluctuate that much with inspiration and expiratrion "exterior to the lung outside the rib cage...........that's tunneled straight through the lung!!! The patients prognisis isn't so promising.........I mean holy cow it was like something alien was parasitic on his back!!! WoW!

    I hope the patient survived..............
    Last edit by Esme12 on Mar 7, '11
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    Quote from Esme12

    I wonder where this was.......Did you see the size of that thing? I know there was english being spoken and an apparatus on the left arm. BUt if that guy was in the hospital and developed an abcess that got that huge before somone got off their butt to treat it............ Our healthcare system is in worse shape that I thought!!!!!
    To me, it looked like it was under a tent outdoors. Maybe Haiti or another under-developed country? It did look like it was expanding and retracting with each breath. Poor guy.
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    Quote from kittah
    To me, it looked like it was under a tent outdoors. Maybe Haiti or another under-developed country? It did look like it was expanding and retracting with each breath. Poor guy.
    That's what I thought! too. It is pulsating with inspiration and expiration........I am sure it goes to the lung. I'll bet he had a chest tube at one time.
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    Looks sort of like what comes out of the milkshake machines at McDonalds.
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    Quote from ScottE
    Looks sort of like what comes out of the milkshake machines at McDonalds.
    A strawberry/vanilla shake?


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