I woke up with an abscess on the back side

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Q: I woke up with an abscess on the back side of my upper thigh, just below my butt cheek..I saw a doctor and got it Lanced and drained and packed. I've been keeping it covered and clean. My question is: Am I contagious? Are my roommates at risk? Will I get another abscess now that I've had one?

Symptoms:  Swollen area with wide area of redness.
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