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Pregnant. Numbness in pelvis, painful big lump on groin. Prescribed flucolxacillin. Safe?

I had a lump on my groin / bikini line and went to see the gp about it 2day. It wasn't particularly painful but a bit worrying. Also my pelvis is starting to feel numb (like a strip of numbness) coming from the general area of the lump or slightly lower. This appeared on Thursday and numbness has grown in size from what feels like a 10p coin to the size of a tomato. The feeling in my leg is worse when i walk, try to climb stairs. The doc ,who was great , prescribed me flucloxacillin and asked me to return for a check up on Wed as it was quite a large abscess. My concern is that I am 33 1/2 wks pregnant and really don't want to take any other medicines. Am I putting my baby in any sort of risk, as insert says be extra careful if pregnant or breastfeeding. Also am I putting myself at risk if I choose not to take them, ie poison entering the bloodstream which would affect baby too?? Can i wait til after baby arrives? Many thanks.

Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Thanks for your query.
No drug is 100% safe in pregnancy but sometimes it can be used as in your case because you are having a large abscess which is very painful and harmful for your baby , so you also may take flucloxacillin tab with the permission of your gynecologist.
No you should not wait so long because your problem may increase with time.
Take care.
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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