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Multiple abscess with history of diabetes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   why do i keep getting abcesses
User :   hello
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   ive have 3 abscesses
Doctor :   May i know your age / gender?
User :   i am a 23 female
Doctor :  
User :   i have one on my neck that is healing and 2 just came on my face
Doctor :  
Generallly the cause for recurrent abscess is
Doctor :  
1. the strain of organism that cuases it.
Doctor :  
2. History of diabetes.
Doctor :  
If the immunity status is low.
User :   diabetes does run in my family and i was tested when i was 17
Doctor :  
Then it must be the cause.
User :   so i should be checked for diabetes again
Doctor :  
User :   i have no other symptoms of diabetes
Doctor :  
But since you were tested positive for it.
Doctor :  
Get the sugar level tested.
User :   when i was checked when i was 17 i didnt have it
Doctor :  
Ideally i would suggest you
Doctor :   To consult your local doctor as soon as possible.

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