I have a large abscess/carbuncle on the outer labia. It is slowly leaking fluid, but hasn't opened or drained even after warm moist compresses. It's painful to walk or sit. How can I get it drained?

Answer

It definitely sounds like one for your doctor to look at. They may lance it, plus give you a course of antibiotics. Once it's cleared, have a look for an ingrowing hair. Abscesses in this region are often caused by one.

Updated on May 17, 2018

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