This abscess was very large and if it hadn’t of been drained, it would have got bigger and bigger

This is not for the faint hearted – a surgeon has popped a huge abscess on a man’s jaw and captured the moment on video.

Doctor Osama Makkia, 27, from Syria, spent 20 minutes scrapping the pus out of his patient’s abscess – which he admits is one of the biggest he has ever come across. After qualifying five years ago, Dr Osama believes this abscess was caused by poverty in the area and bad oral health.

The abscess had only been spotted four days earlier but had grown at a rapid rate. Once surgery had taken place, it took three days for the patient to recover from his ordeal.

Just wondering but people with an abscess or pimple or anything else. Why wait so long ? This can’t randomly appear when you wake up and be this big already ? Or can it ?