((YIKES)) i have an infection in my armpit. and i have to get it drained tomorrow. i am beyond nervous.the only time i have ever had to be in the hospital was when i had my son. on to my question... does anyone know how they will drain it?? it started leaking lastnight but when i went to the dr. she couldnt get any more out. Will she cut it open or just pinch it?? i am so scared. will she numb my arm?
Answer by VictinaG at 12:34 AM on Oct. 14, 2008
Answer by VictinaG at 12:35 AM on Oct. 14, 2008
Depending how bad and where exactly in the arm pit it's infected, the Dr may use a needle syringe to drain it, or cut it open to drain it. You WILL be properly numbed up for this so try not to be nervous. And if you still are TELL the Dr or nurse, as they would rather give you something to help you stay calm, rather than have you fidgety and nervous. Good luck
Answer by vbruno at 1:44 AM on Oct. 14, 2008