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My mom has knot on back for years that has a sour smelling discharge. What could it be ?

Knot on back for years that has a sour smelling discharge My mom has had a knot on her back just below her shoulder blade for about 15 years and she has dad squeeze it every 6 months or so and a white discharge comes out. What could this be? How is it treated?
Asked On : Wed, 5 Jan 2011
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You should have you mom examined by a doctor.If the knot has been there for so long then it could either be a chronic abscess,or a cyst.15 yrs without treatment is a long time.Any involvement of surrounding structures should be ruled out first.If its an abscess then she will need a minor procedure to drain it.Same for a cystic lesion.Antibiotics will be necessary.
Answered: Thu, 6 Jan 2011
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