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Abscess - Non-dental

Also known as Perianal abscess

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  • 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 …

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  • Anal abscess

    Think I have an anal fistula after emergency surgery for perianal abscess. How many people have had surgery and what is your experience of the whole ordeal? Never talked about and not easy to talk about with friends. Is surgery as horrendous as it's made out to be? incontinence etc? Report …

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  • Scrotal/perenial area abscess wound not healing for 7 months

    I had an abscess in January and it was drained successfully by the doctor. Despite taking so many antibiotics after that, it hasn't healed completely. There appears to be a small hole and it discharges some pus and blood slowly. This wound was cleaned and stitched by my doctor 2 months a go but …

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  • Adverse reactions ,neurotoxicity & kindling

    I had a strange  bad  worse withdrawals after I reinstated fluoxetine In 2012 witch I was taking for a decade, my symptoms were so bad , during  6 last years now I. M through incredible withdrawals  , I also developed   Brain kindling. After I stopped cold turkey then went …

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  • Fistula success story

    Hello all! Last November i had a huge abscess in the perinanal region ,it one of the most painful experiences of my life . This developed into a fistula that was relatively high and passed through quite a large preportion of the sphincter muscle so my consultant couldn't perform a …

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  • 10 yrs living with fistula,, any suggestions?

    Hey, 10 yrs ago, found a perianal abscess, didn't bother me for 2 yrs. finally became inflamed and had it drained in ER. Since then I had another 4 surgeries over two years, whenever the wound would close up. The 4 surgeries ended up with 2 drains each and 2 packed wound each. The last packed …

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  • Perianal abscess after care with fissure and incontinece

    Advice appreciated please I had emergency excision and drainage of perianal abscess yesterday and am at home with packing in place . I'm going to a minor injuries unit later ( as GP surgery shut for the weekend ) for the packing which is bloody to be changed . I have an 8 month history of …

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  • Really anxious, has anal fistula self resolved?

    Hi All, Saw GP over a month ago and was referred to lower GI clinic as had a very TINY area which would weep pus and bleed, was very very uncomfortable and was actually running any sort of activity for me. Anyway, was seen by surgeon who suggested it could be an anal fistula. Been for pre-op as …

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  • 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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  • How effective are painkillers for a perianal abscess?

    I had surgery on the NHS to drain a small anal abscess 2 weeks ago and now my pain is back again. My doctor believes it could be another abscess underneath the skin and he gave my antibiotics to try but he said "it's a 50/50 chance of them working".  Does anyone have any …

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  • Continuous perianal abscess with testicle pain and sciatica

    The past year in the first week of February I had my first flare up with a perianal abscess. It was drained, I went back to work after a day of rest, and did well until the beginning of May. I’ve now been out of work since and probably have had five days I can actually half way function like a …

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  • Anyone managing anal fistula without surgery / avoided surgery

    Just wondering, is there anyone managing anal fistula without the surgery intervention? I've been diagnosed with low transphincteric fistula almost 5 years ago (I'm 45, active male, I swim, play basketball, cycle, etc). It's been ups and downs but never too bad, always manageable, it&# …

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  • Abscess or piles

    Hi there I've had ongoing issues with piles and fissures. Yesterday afternoon I developed a hard pea sized lump out if the blue. It quite hard and feels like a thromossed pile but I'm worried it could be an abscess. I went to the doctor this morning who examined me but I don't trust …

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  • Fistula surgery. It’s been a week. Seton! What is normal?

    Hey everyone!  So back in April I had an abscess that was drained. Then weeks later I started to feel pain and pressure but on the other side.  After a check up visit my CRS said that I needed surgery.  Last Tuesday June 12th I had surgery where the doctor scraped out an infection …

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  • Personal Abscess post surgery

    Hello! I had 3cm by 3cm personal abscess and was sent for surgery immediately. After the surgery, I was told that it was really superficial and I do not have fistula or any other related medical illness. It has been 3 days since the surgery and I have been changing the would dressing on my own. …

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  • I am depressed from last 1 month because of fistula

    Hi, I am in deep distress about my small wound not healing after anal abcess surgery 6 months back. I am not able to sit because of this. I visited doctor and he said it's a cavity which needs ointment injected through small opening otherwise it will turn into fistula. I have been doing this …

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  • Anyone had FiLac Surgery??

    Hi, I am in the process of whether to go for Fistula-tract Laser Closure (FiLaC® surgery. I currently have a seton in site and appraising the possibility to have the FiLac or to leave the seton for a longer period of time. I would really appreciate anyone's feedback. Thank you in …

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  • Abscess surgery and holiday in 2 days

    Hi! So I had an abscess on my inner thigh and it was operated on and packed on the 30th of May. On the 4th of June I’m meant to be going to Thailand to stay with my boyfriends family in Bangkok but I need my wound dressed and packed every other day until it begins to heal more. My boyfriend lives …

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  • Lump between vagina and anus, desperate, please help.

    Hello, I am a 15 (almost 16) year old girl, and I have had this lump for around 1.5 years now, and have been too afraid to do anything, in the hopes it will have gone away by now. It seems relatively large, and apears to be under the skin. In fact it’s less of a lump and more of a bump, and it is …

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  • Abscess squeezed without incision!? Help

    Hello, im new to this group and i hope someone can help me I had an abscess on my groin that was painful so i went to my doctor and he gave me bactrim, after i finished therapy nothing changed. Went again today and he just squeezed my abscess without incision (it was painful as hell) and gave me …

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  • Did someone had Filac Laser for fistula? Thank you

    Had already 4 operations, few days ago was the last one . This time I was hoping so much to be all problem sorted as fistula annoying my life. But my surgeon told me I need at least another two operations Feel like this will never end .... I have found on internet Filac Laser for fistula... did …

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  • Laying Open Fistula recovery

    I had surgery 3 days ago where they drained an infection, laid open a fistula and banded a haemorrhoid. I am still in severe pain and wound bleeds when I open bowels.  Anyone had any experience of this and can advise how long before the pain subsides. I can’t sit yet, can only lay down.  

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  • Anal Fistulonomy Post-Op 5 days

    Hi, I had anal fistulonomy surgery about 5 days ago. The pain for the most part has been manageable, except for after passing a bowel movement, then the pain is excruciating, sometimes I feel like I'm gonna pass out. I've been taking "hydrocodone and acetaminophen 5-325" every 4 …

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  • Perianal abscess still leaking after 2.5 months

    My father had Perianal abscess drained through surgery about 2.5 months ago. His wound is stil leaking clear water with no foul smell. He has been in constant touch with the doctor. Recently, the doctor had put him on one week medication (antibiotic) which stopped the leaking and he was sitting on …

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  • The risk of living with anal fistula?

    I am a 25 male who formed an anal fistula about a year ago from serve constipation as a kid. In that year I have had two surgeries to fix it and neither seemed to work. After the second one I switched jobs in a different city and wasn’t able to go back to the doctors.  I can tell it is still …

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  • Do i have an abscess or something else?

    I had surgery for an abscess two weeks ago in my anus area but in the last few days the pain has come back. The pain becomes unbearable after bowel movements but here's something weird: if I have a dry hard bm, the pain is a lot less. But if I have a moist BM or even worse diarrhea, I suddenly …

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  • Will antibiotics help my perianal abscess?

    I had surgery on the NHS to drain a small anal abscess 2 weeks ago and now my pain is back again. My doctor believes it could be another abscess underneath the skin and he gave my antibiotics to try but he said "it's a 50/50 chance of them working".  Does anyone have any …

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  • Do I have another abscess after surgery?

    So around 3 weeks ago I was in extreme pain every time I went to have a bowel movement and the pain lingered for hours after. The pain was like a deep throbbing pain that was sharp and persistent. I eventually went to the doctors and they said I had a perianal abscess and they sent me to the …

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  • Large lump below my anus. Any clues?

    I developed a smaller lump below my anus a few days ago. There was no pain in the beginning. The next night I went to sleep and had trouble getting comfortable. The next night was worse, and by the third night I got no sleep. I went to see a general doctor and she said it was an infection. She …

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  • left almost suicidal after fistula surgery

    hi everyone, some advice would be very appreciated,  almost 2 years ago i was in incredible pain to where i couldn't move, i went to the g.p who said i had an anal haemorrhoid and gave me the medication to treat it at home, 5 days passed and the pain was getting worse, i was unable to go …

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  • Will the second redressing of my perianal abscess hurt?

    Okay, so I had perianal abscess surgery the other day (NHS) and I stayed overnight afterwards. The next day was the day that they removed the operation bandages and packed it with a gauze. What happened when they removed the original bandage was it got stuck to the open wound from dry blood. They …

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