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  • Amykins21 2

    Hard bumps behind ear and head

    Ok so about 2 months ago I notice I had this hard bump behind my right ear. Went to the doctors and she ordered me an ultra sound. Got that done and I guess results showed it could be a swollen lymph node or a cyst. Doctor told me that if it got bigger I would have to go in to get a biopsy. I don't

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  • chaunie07136 1

    Bartholin abcess reoccurring

    I need serious help, I have had about 6 bartholin abscesses (abscess on labia) I have had it lanced and drained on 4 occasions, onebefore now wasn't that big so coped with antibiotics and it burst itself with no problem! It's painful to touch sit walk I need something which is going to help it

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  • moosecraftsman 2

    Advice needed | Living with an anal fistula

    Hi guys, I'm new to this site and have just got back from the hospital. I had an external abscess around Christmas time which my doctor prescribed a course of antibiotics rather than drain it. The abscess popped after 3 days and I assumed I was on the mend. However the abscess bursting has caused

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  • jsooda 1

    Undrained skin abcess formed hard painless lump

    I have a skin abscess above my navel for past 5 days, it has not been drained and I had been taking clindamycin 300 two times a day. I did not go to a doctor as I had been travelling and now the abscess has turned into a painless lump of approx. 1.5 cm diameter. I feel the lump under my skin and I

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  • kyle42916 1

    Anal fistula

    I'm a 25 year old male and I'm pretty sure I have a reacurring fistula in the same spot I had a cutting seton stitch placed and it fell out as it was supposed to about 1 1/2 years after my first operation!! Healed right! About a year of being stitch free its back! 😒 why does this keep happening?!...

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  • lesley73855 2

    Post op after seton removal

    Hi I'm post op of 2 days of having two seton sutures removed. They had been inserted and replace approx 6 times in the last 3 years due to trying not to damage the sphincter muscle ( sorry if mispelt).the surgeon has been great . He has now said he has cut them open and leaving them to heal by

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  • brad94650 2

    I'm not different!

    October 2016 I had a seton inserted for a fistula. Its tsayed in until January 13 2017. 26th January, I hoped on a plane for a short 10 day overseas trip and it flared again while I was away - Fiji - bit scary, almsot jumped on a plane and came home early. Doctor put another seton in about 11th

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  • laura12239 2

    Leaky fistula

    Hi I wonder if anyone can help me. I had a large peri anal abscess on my left Cheek, it burst and crossed my mid line to my right bum Cheek and I got sepsis. I was in hospital for about 3 weeks and had several surgeries to clear the infections and dead tissue. It lead to an anal fistula which I

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  • tulip78 3

    Anyone had successful anal fistula surgery

    I have read and heard many horror stories regarding anal fistula surgery. I have heard tales of incontinence, reccurence, severe scarring and infection. Has anyone had sucessful surgery? Or natural medicine healing? Stories would be appreciated. Thanks

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  • imaboar 2

    Boil, abscess, hemmy, or fistula?

    I've been dealing with a small pea sized bump less than a cm away from the left side opening of the anal canal. No pain unless I press on it or mess with it, other than that no problems. Occasionally it "flares up" causing it to turn white due to pus- almost like how a zit or boil would look. I've

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  • As0004 2

    Swollen and painful perineum

    I noticed a small pea sized lump on my perineum between anus and scrotum which use to sting very mildly if touched . But since then it has swollen considerably and is causing discomfort and when touched pains also on coming contact with anything that I can't sit comfortably .It is hard and no pus

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  • selphie85 3

    Need someone to explain to me~

    "Section shows an inflamed fibrous stroma with breached surface squamous epithelium (epidermis). The stroma shows an admixture of fibroblasts, minial new blood vessels, neutrophils, lymphocytes, histiocytes, and scattered individual foreign body-type touton giant cells. No caseation necrosis or

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  • manzi34799 2


    Hello once again i would like to know if i do another operation of fistula on the same side of the previous one if there is no consequence and other thing can fistula develop cancer?

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  • alicia 89167 2

    Anal Fissure

    I had surgery 6 days ago to help with a anal fissure and removal of hemorrhoids. Before surgery I couldn't walk due to the pain. Honestly, was pushed in a wheelchair and carried to my room. The doctors didn't take me seriously until I dropped a ton of weight and was considered under weight and

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  • james81749 2

    Seton - fistula

    Hi all, I am waiting to have surgery to put a seton in place to fix a fistula. I just wanted to know how painful or difficult the recovery is? At the moment I don't have much pain but the fatigue is so bad! It's stopping me from doing anything. Has anyone else experience bad fatigue with access

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  • sian61733 2

    Finally post op

    So finally after 7 months had my op yesterday very lucky my fistula was superficial so was able to have it cut and laid flat was only 6cm in length and 5 In depth so now I can look forward to a full recovery. Apart from the fevers today I'm doing ok very tired but I'm good

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  • tim94027 1

    Perianal abcess and fistula

    Hi. I have only discovered this web site today and I feel a lot better seeing that  my symptoms appear to be normal. Just over two weeks ago I have an abcess drained and a fistula worked on. Couldnt believe how painful the next few days were. I didnt have any packing and it has only just calmed

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  • lesley73855 2

    Anal fistula

    Hello I'm new to this discussion group. I got an abcess nearly 3 years ago. I've now had surgery 8 times to try and resolve it. My surgeon says it's a complex fistula. He has tried leaving them open , cutting seton suture. At the moment I have 2 seton sutures in. I'm due yet again to go back in

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  • james81749 2

    Help or advice please. Buttock / Perianal Abcess

    Hello, I have read a number of comments on here so I thought I would share my experience as it may help others plus the fact I could do with some advice. Here Over the last 3 years I have had a lump appear and disappear on the inside of my buttock near the anus. This lump would occur

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  • zolani54157 2


    Hi every one. I'm seeking your advice in this matter. After i found out I'm having fistula due to information i receive from this group according to the symptoms i have. I go to the public hospital inform the doctor what im experiencing and i suspect I'm having a fistula. They admit and the doctor

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  • Guest M

    abcess in groin area

    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 -

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  • elizabeth37955 2

    is this normal healing- hard lumps left behind...perianal area

    Had a perianal abscess type thing removed almost 9 weeks ago (actually more unusual- old scar tissure along rectum from fistula 25 years to make sure lump wasn't cancer) The open open wound healing process has been grueling. The incision was about 2.5 cm deep. It seems to finally stop

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  • mercy90318 2

    Abscess formed after a sphincterotomy. Has anyone experienced this?

    Much like most people who are going through a health related issue, I was desperate for a cure. My ailment; anal fissure. Anyone with a fissure knows the pain can be so bad, you're life changes. Some people suffer for years before seeking help, but I had enough after 2 months. I tried sitz baths,...

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  • christina07 1

    Night sweats. Can it be hormonal due to breast feeding?

    I'm 32 and also have night sweats on my chest. Not enough to change clothes but it leaves me a bit damp. I've been going through a lot, I found old tests I've never seen from a year ago that showed that I've had high WBC count for three years! No one told me, also tested positive for a auto immune

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  • ann55375 5

    Hiatius hernia

    have had gallbladder removed but still morning nausea.  Still have hiatius hernia and wonder if its causing the nausea which dissipates as day goes on. Been blaming it all on 'anxiety' now wondering if its the hernia

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  • lesley1954 3

    Perennial Abscess

    I have been getting these for as long as I can remember. The very first ones I had were on different parts of my body. One on my forehead, which left me with 2 black eyes, I've also had them on my knees, in the roof of my mouth, at the Base of my spine, and also on my bottom. I now only get them

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  • morgan 63068 2

    Is it anxiety

    Yesterday my right arm felt numb as if someone was holding my wrist and there was no blood pumping into it, tonight it's my left arm and I feel like I keep needing to hold it in the air. The pain is pretty sore and annoying the whole way up my arm and numb and stiff . Has anyone ever shared the

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  • morgan 63068 2

    I need advice, think I am having a heart attack??

    Hi I'm 18 for the past couple of days both arms have felt numb and tonight a bit of discomfort in the left hand side of my face and all around my jaw area is aching. I am having bad chest pain but it is only lasting 10 or 15 seconds at a time. I am not having a panic attack breaking is fine just

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  • ihatemyabscess 2

    my abcess has taken complete control of my life.... help!!!!!

    About a week ago I was admitted to the ER with what they referred to as an "abcess" on the inside of my upper thigh. The lump was as big as a golf ball, red, hard and it hurt like hell!! It was at the point where I could hardly walk. The doctors in the ER gave me a sonogram then insisted that I

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  • Shrutefarm 2


    I've been having this zit like bump the size of a dime between my genitals and anus. It's not painful and a lot the times it discharges. It goes away then comes back. I want to bring it up with my dermatologist and have him check it out, but I'm afraid I might feel embarrassed. Do dermatologist

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  • Guest M

    Hidradenitis Suppurativa

    I have suffered with very painful, very large boils/abscess for just about 4 or 5 years. I've tried antibiotics, creams,lotions you name it nothing works.I'm lucky i have a name for this SUPPURATIVA. Unlucky theres no cure.

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  • jeffwever 2

    I've had 15 seton placement surgeries, it won't heal. What to do?

    Hello, Just had another surgery and my fistula keeps staying infected. Lots of drainage and pain. Out of over a year now. They won't do the flap surgery because it's always inflamed. That because stool is getting in the hole inside and infecting my butt. They talk about the bag.. I don't want

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  • Wigglesof Doom 2

    Abscess Won't Go Away

    So, I've had this abscess near my bikini line for a while. It losed up, but then filled up again. Like an idiot, I punctured it. I went to the doctor several times--it's not big and it didn't require lancing or draining. I was given antibiotics and Mupirocin ointment to prevent against MRSA.  The

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