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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I had a abscess Monday. I've been taking antibiotics since

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I had a abscess Monday. I've been taking antibiotics since then. It then drained and flattened. The swelling has gone but the area that was red around it is now blue and I see blue veins there. Should I be concerned?
Assistant: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?
Customer: Last weekend my leg started to swell. I don't know whether it's worse of better. The pain is less
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I've been off work most of this year, unable with undiagnosed poor health

Hello. I'm Dr Chip

Could you please post a picture of that for me on this page?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I don't know if it will allow

Got those--hold on please

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I'd prefer to continue in this format
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Earlier in the week

Nothing worrisome there

Typical appearance at this point for a drained abscess

That should all resolve in a few more days

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thank you
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
That is all
Customer: replied 7 months ago.

My pleasure

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