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Re: [IP] Are we more prone to boils and absecets...



email @ redacted wrote:

> In a message dated 09/11/2000 7:21:49 PM US Mountain Standard Time,
> email @ redacted writes:
>
> << I have just got out of the hospital for having an boil like abcest the
> size of a golf ball lanced from my vagina........and the doctor said this
> happens to diabetics........has this ever happened to anyone or just
> me?........
>  Tracey Scott >>
>
> Tracey,
> Oh, this brings back the most horrid memory.  I went to an Urgent Care with
> this problem, about 1986.  Apparently there are ducts in the vagina that can
> clog and cause this type of infection, they told me then but I don't remember
> what they are called.
>
> The doctor lanced it and packed it with gauze right there in the Urgent Care.
>  The pain was excrutiating and my screams literally emptied the waiting room
> of patients. He used a topical numbing stuff that did nothing.
>
> I was crying hysterically while paying, on my way out the receptionist let me
> know that she had had to have the same procedure done recently, but her
> doctor put her in the hospital under anesthesia.
>
> I think diabetics are under greater risks for this infection and any other
> happening.  The excess sugar makes the perfect environment for the germs to
> grow in.  Haven't had this happen again, thank goodness!
>
> Best wishes for a speedy recovery,
> Jeanie
> IDDM 20 yrs, pumping 4 yrs
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