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Its nice to hear other stories simliar to mine. I had my first abcess at the age of 11. it was on my bart gland under the skin of my vagina. Very painful and embarrasing at such a young age - at first it was treated with ice packs and anti-biotics. 2 weeks in hospital. 3 weeks later and yes - another one appeared same place, this time i was given just anti-biotics, and a month later it was back - this time they lanced it, thank god they knocked me out though - couldn't bear the thought of being awake! This still didnt get rid of it - and yes another month later it was back - this went on and on for nearly 12 months - in the ned my mom took me to see her gynocologist. He was brillient! said it was the bart galnd causing them and that it had to be removed which they did. Then no more of them until december 2005 - this would prove to be the most painful yet! It was a peri-anal abcess which was mis-diognosed as an infection at A&E. I was sent away with more antio-biotics. I was in agony - couldnt sit down, shooting pains which i thought would never end. 3 days later my temp was through the roof and i was drowsy to say the least - the tablets had masked the symptoms, my abcess was now the size of a tennis ball, I was rushed in and operated on next morning. For the next 3 months i endured salt baths and painful packing of the wound on a daily basis, only 1 year later on my birthday to find a lump again in the same place!! This time thank god they moved quicker and i had it removed the next day. Only Saturday just gone i discovered another swelling and lump in my groin area - and yes it has been confirmed as another Abcess!!!!! the thought of the same painful operation and aftercare send a shudder through me. I can't believe it. The doctor blamed it on weight - how stupid - skinny people get abcess's aswell! No other doctor had told me that - they just kept saying its one of those things - some people get them others don't! But i refuse to accept that - there has to be a reason! You dont get these things for nothing. Now i have to just sit back and hope the anti-biotics work - some how i dont see that happening given my past experiences.
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