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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Are you there?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   about 5 years ago I developed a bump on my back that looked like a benign growth
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
where was the bump located over the back?
User :   I've even tried to puncture it with a sterilized needle and nothing happened, didn't even feel the needle go in.
Doctor :  
ok
User :   It was
User :   about middle of my back right below my shoulder blades
Doctor :  
could you please describe the bump? with details of size, appearance etc?
Doctor :  
ok
User :   I scraped it in a hot tub last night and it opened and was leaking a lot of puss and blood like an abcess
Doctor :  
ok
User :   it was 1/2 in wide and maybe rose about 1/4 in. from my skin
Doctor :  
then it need proper draining and antibiotic dressing.
Doctor :  
as it has burst

Doctor :   i will suggest you to get it examined, and the pus drained properly under aseptic conditions.
Doctor :   hi
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