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groin abscess

Hi , exactly 12 days ago I made myself groin abscess and while in pain I waited full 8 days before looking for medical help. I vent to A&E last Tuesday and doctor used ultrasound to look into groin area and said lucky I dont have DVT ( my whole left leg is bigger then right one) and gave me antibiotics called Flucloxacillin and I been taking those regularly not missing singe dose but pain is persistent and I am still having temperature of 37 and every night I wake up completely wet with sweat that I have to change sheets and t shirts , my groin is painful which I understand but what I dont understand is why my leg all the way to knee is so painful? I am afraid he misdiagnosed my case... i am afraid of blood clots and I am afraid of sepsa. I am thinking after almost 5 days of taking antibiotics i should be better then how I feel stil unable to walk for longer and still taking paracetamol every 4,5 hours or pain is unbearable? You think I should go to hospital and look for another opinion? Thanks

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I would go back to the hospital. Five days on antibiotics should show some improvement


If you are in the UK get yourself up to your minor injuries unit or emergency appt at your GP. That way you should be seen pretty quickly as I would say is a priority. Sounds by your symptoms that your body is trying really hard to fight the infection but could do with a bit more help.


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