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one year ago

Help! Unknown reason for boils after bbl

I was operated in Oct 2022 in Houston, TX. About a week later I was in so much pain on my hips and the middle bottom of my back. the pain was from boils that had ruptured ended up in the hospital getting blood transfusion and put on many antibiotics. was discharged and still had the boils. We are at 4 months and still getting boils. Help!!

Procedure: Buttock Lift with Augmentation
Location: converse, TX

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Gary Culbertson
ASPS Surgeon
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I am so sorry to here you are in this predicament. Return to your orginal surgeon for some answers. If you feel uncomfortable about doing this then, consider asking for a referral to an Inectious Disease Physician. If this has not been done already you are likely to require an extensive evaluation (i.e. CT Scan or MRI, tissue diagnosis to rule out fungus, etc.). Hope this is of assistance.


Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

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Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

It is not possible to give any advice without a complete exam and review of your entire medical records. You should start by talking to your surgeon about this problem or seek the advice of another ABPS certified or eligible physician. You may need to see an infectious disease specialist.

Tanongsak Panyawirunroj
ASPS Int. Surgeon
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It's hard to give any advice from only this conversation. Please go back to your docter for complete physical examination again.


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