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Sterile Abscess or Septic?


#1

Hey guys, so I’m pinning .67 eod sust 325, been rotating delts only, haven’t had any pain or noticeable swelling, redness, nothing. This morning while pinning right delt as I aspirated a bit of a milky off white substance came out, I assumed abscess. How can I tell if it’s sterile or septic? Should i be on the safe side and goto er or hope for the best with no redness? Working 12-14 hour days so 4 hours in the er is what im trying to avoid. I pin around 5am before I leave for work and I pulled around 1.5cc out, and skipped my pin today. Any help appreciated.


#2

If pulled 1.5cc of milky fluid out I would have went straight to the er, if you work in a industry like mine then you may not experience any pain or swelling, I and constantly using my shoulders and arms, so relative pain tolerance maybe higher in those areas.