Wound abscess after surgery?

Patient : I had undergone a surgery for the excision of a cyst on my armpit 5 months ago.But now i can see a thick white coloured liquid coming out when i put pressure on the wound.Is it a normal situation or how long will it take to heal completely.Will there be any problem if i use deodorants again. Thank You
Doctor :   It is possible that the thick white coloured liquid could be pus draining from an abscess. I would suggest that you see you surgeon for further evaluation and drainage of abscess if required. Also your doctor may need to rule out underlying diabetes which could make you susceptible from a wound infection. Treatment with antibiotics may be necessary if there is presence of a pathogen in the culture. Please refrain from using any deodorants until a diagnosis and treatment has been made.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi, I had a small cut on my fingernail and a few weeks ago after a bowel movement some fecal matter got through the...

Q: I just used a public toliet. While going to the bathroom (pooping) the poop hit the toilet water and splashed back up...

Q: I have blister and redness on skin next to big toenail and below toe nail red spots. Nail has had white fungus on it...

Q: Hi doctor, My mother in law used a bar of soap that had remnants of raw ground chicken on it to wash her hands. She ...

Q: What is the best course of treatment for persistent Blastocystis Hominis?

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews