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Inflamed area on chest causing severe discomfort, limited movement. Appearance of dent on squeezing. Help?

hi i have an inflamed area on my chest on which there is a spot which causes great discomfort and severe pain and limits my movement. after a day i decided to begin to squeeze it with great pain and found a release of pus and blood at the same time the spot has been pot. it appears now as a hole in my chest the area is still inflamed and causes still great pain
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM,

Thank you for your query.

There could be a possibility of a muscular abscess. This would lead to an inflammation and the accumulation of pus in the cavity formed beneath.

You could visit a doctor and get yourself examined. There is nothing to worry about, as it is common for such abscesses in the region of the chest, as the chest has many hair follicles, that could lead to folliculitis or furunculosis (infection of the hair follicle).

If you are not on any medications to treat this, this could lead to an infection. You might need a short course of antibiotics and a sterile dressing (which the doctor will decide). Which is why I advise you to kindly visit your doctor.

I hope I have succeeded in answering your questions, you could write back to us anytime for further clarifications.

Best wishes.
Answered: Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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