Abscesses on upper inner thigh
I've had recurring abscess problems on my upper inner thigh/groin area for several years. I've never dealt with them, I've just grit my teeth and just waited for them to go away. I've also refrained from looking at what was going on down there a lot, but sometimes I feel it burst and sometimes it just hardens, starts to itch, and eventually subsides. While I was always concerned, I never did anything about it because I was just too scared to go see a doctor about it. I know, completely stupid and irrational, but that's me.
They used to occur more frequently, but in the last couple of years I got them maybe once or twice a year. I have marks all over that area, they're mostly just brownish-red bumps/discolorations. It also feels in some parts that my muscle/fat/tissue/whatever seems indented or something. I'm also worried about the smell of the area too, it doesn't seem like normal sweat caused smell.
Are these scars/marks normal for untreated abscesses? Can untreated abscesses cause fungal infections or other kinds of infections in my groin/genital area?
Last edited by markh85; 04-02-2011 at 02:11 AM.