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An abscess is a pocket of pus. You can get an abscess almost anywhere in your body. When an area of your body becomes infected, your body's immune system tries to fight the infection. White blood cells go to the infected area, collect within the damaged tissue, and cause inflammation. During this process, pus forms. Pus is a mixture of living and dead white blood cells, germs, and dead tissue.

Bacteria, viruses, parasites and swallowed objects can all lead to abscesses. Skin abscesses are easy to detect. They are red, raised and painful. Abscesses inside your body may not be obvious and can damage organs, including the brain, lungs and others. Treatments include drainage and antibiotics.

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  1. Abscess (National Library of Medicine)  
    An abscess is a pocket of pus. You can get an abscess almost anywhere in your body. When an area ...
  2. An anorectal abscess is a collection of pus in the area of the anus and rectum. ... Common causes of anorectal abscess include: Blocked glands in the anal area Infection of an anal fissure Sexually transmitted infection (STD) Trauma Deep rectal abscesses ...
  3. A skin abscess is a buildup of pus in or on the skin. ... Folliculitis (infection in a hair follicle) A skin abscess may occur anywhere on the body.
  4. A tooth abscess is a pocket of pus caused by a bacterial infection. ... A tooth abscess may form if there is tooth decay . It may also occur when a tooth is broken, chipped, or ...
  5. A brain abscess is a collection of pus, immune cells, and other material in the brain, caused by a bacterial or ... around this area and creates a mass or abscess. The germs that cause a brain abscess can ...
  6. Subareolar abscess is an abscess, or growth, on the areolar gland. The areolar gland is located in the breast under or below the areola (colored ...
  7. Pyogenic liver abscess is a pus-filled pocket of fluid within the liver. Pyogenic means "with pus". ... Symptoms of liver abscess may include: Pain in the right upper abdomen (more common) or throughout the abdomen (less common) Clay-colored stools ...
  8. An abdominal abscess is a pocket of infected fluid and pus located inside the belly (abdominal cavity). This type of abscess can be located near or inside the liver, ...
  9. Peritonsillar abscess is a collection of infected material in the area around the tonsils. ... Peritonsillar abscess is a complication of tonsillitis . It is most often caused by a type of bacteria called group ...
  10. An epidural abscess is a collection of pus (infected material) and germs between the outer covering of the brain and spinal ... the bones of the skull or spine. The abscess causes swelling in the area.
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