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Abscess - Non-dental

Also known as Perianal abscess

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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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  • 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 a...

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  • Fistula silk seton has snapped? HELP!? What did you do?

    I’ve had a silk seton in since September, for about two months or so it’s been no problem at all. Slight drainage everyday but I’ve used tissue to protect my clothes and gotten used to that... About two weeks ago my thin silk seton painlessly snapped whilst on the loo and I’ve been in panic mode ever...

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  • Tuboovarian abscess and adenomyosis

    Hello everyone! I was diagnosed with adenomyosis and TOA. However, my CBC and urinalysis came out clear, no fever, no discharge, only pain. My ultrasound shows there’s some problem. Could it be something else? 

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  • What's the point?

    Hey Guys, It turns out the lump near my anus turned out to be a perennial abscess. I'm really bummed out and feel ashamed. I'm a clean person and this was really unexpected. From all the horror stories I've read, it seems like this is a lifelong condition and that really makes me sad....

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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 this...

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  • Pain after removing anal fistula (laser)

    Hi I had my fistula removed a week ago. The operation was done using laser since it was less invasive. It only took 20 minutes, the doctor told me that since he removed the whole thing, there is a deep hole in that area and that I'm supposed to wash it twice a day and pack it with gauze. The first...

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  • Abscess?

    Hello everyone! For almost a month now, I've had a swollen left jaw, that hasn't got any better, but hasn't got any worse from what I've noticed. I'ts painless, and isn't tender to touch or anything, but it's formed, and now the left side of my face looks completely out of...

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  • Word Catheter and excruciating pain

    Hello all, I just had a Word Catheter put in last evening following a bartholin cyst and I was wondering if it's normal that it hurts like hell at the beginning. I suspect it might be the incision, at first i was bleeding quite a lot from it, now the bleeding has stopped but the pain.... oh gosh...

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  • Abscess and Fistula

    Hi everyone I first saw this forum back in July when I had an abscess that had to be “popped” for lack of a better term.   Perianal.   I was horrified by the whole experience at first and was googling and came upon this discussion forum. Was so great to hear that I was not alone - not that...

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  • Perianal abscess --> fistula?

    On December 2, 2017 I went to the ER with incredible pain in my rectal area which, long story short, turned out to be a perianal abscess. I have been dealing with an incredible amount stress -- my father had been admitted to hospice the week prior and I have been his caregiver. At the end of December,...

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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 someone...

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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 caused...

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  • Brain abcess

    Ok about the janury of 2017 are do i had a decayed tooth that had broke inside my mouth i went to the dentist sbput a day or 2 later they had found thst i had a tooth abcess that was getting to my bone and they gave me antibiotics for it i was suppose to get the tooth pulled a day later but missed...

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  • Hard, black ball under skin - what is it?

    I have a hard, black lump under my skin halfway down my butt cheek before the groove. It feels like almost like a small ball deep in the skin, so it only lumps slightly at the surface. There's no chance of popping it and I'm certain that it'll have to be surgically removed. I've had it...

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  • Perinanal Abscess and now, Perinanal Fistula - Please Help

    Hey, I am a healthy 24 year old who eats a balanced diet and plays a lot of sports. Really healthy actually.  I had a perinanal abscess that was surgically drained in August. However, it developed into a perinanal fistula after a month or so. I have been managing the drainage and pain for a while...

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  • Attempting to cope with silk seton, in need of support

    I never normally post on forums, but hey, here goes.  So my story... Since the beginning of September I’ve been learning to cope with the placement of a loose rubber band seton. I had a reaccuring abscess 3 times, (which was always in the same place) so in with the seton it was. When I woke up...

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  • My fistula experience so far.

    Just thaught I would share my experience so far. It started back in July 2016 when I felt a lump next to my anus. I thaught it was piles and just kept putting cream on until it burst 2 months later. Went to GO who put me on antibiotics. After a week no joy, so put me on another weeks worth. It kept...

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  • Can I heal naturally?

    Dear all I had a fistula diagnosed, followed by months of denial- which developed into an abscess- I had an I&D procedure told this would resolve my issue. That was 16th Oct. I since have had MRI and told I still have fistula. TODAY  told I need to either have a Seton or cut open (i think 🤔...

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  • Hard knots

    I had a perianal abscess about two months ago and had to have surgery. Now two days ago I found out I had two of them in the same spot and they had cut me above the other scar and this time they didn't pack it and it doesn't hurt but theres a hard knot and I don't know if it's from my...

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  • Question about ongoing problems with fistula lay open

    I was diagnosed with an anal abscess in January and had surgery to drain it. I was told it was very deep and large, and it took a couple of months to heal, but I still had leakage and bleeding, so I was sent for testing for fistula. It turned out that I had a fistula that passed partially through the...

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  • Anxiety and depressed or not in love

    I'm with this girl now for almost 5 months. At the start things were good and I was really happy a little distant because I'm 19 and she's 21 and I was just out of my first proper relationship the previous month before. Then one morning all of a sudden I woke up nit being bothered and I got...

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  • Anal Fistula

    I have recently been diagnosed with Anal Fistulas along with Haemorrhoids So, Are Anal Fistulas like "Pimples" on the anus which heal themselves after the abscess is drained and occur again?  Please explain in simple terms

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  • Same thing

    I have the same thing right now, did you ever get it diagnosed? I have no idea what this is

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  • Living with a ano fistula

    Hi, please be gental with me I'm new here . I have been suffering with perianal abscesses since 2011 I had my first emergency operation to drain it then I was in hospital for 4,weeks due to sepsis as the infection got into my blood stream.The abcess was 10cm deep and 2 cm wide inside I had to have...

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  • 2 weeks after my op

    Its 2 weeks that i have had my anal fistula op. Healing is going well. My next appointment with my specialist is on monday. I go twice a day for wound cleaning /plugging. My wound is quite big. What is making me worry is. Now i got home and im having pulsating/beating pain inside my wound. It comes...

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  • Stone in Salivary gland?

    I am new to this forum. In 2011 I had a ultrasound scan done on one of my salivary glands, which revealed a stone. Nothing was done about it. Lately my gland has become very swollen and painful on and off, especially when eating. I am now waiting for another x-ray.  Should I press for an early appointment?  

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  • Brain Abscess

    I had a brain abscess 7 years ago and it has left me with awful health problems, it made me have a sroke, the doctors all said I was very lucky to be alive. The pain was the worst pain I have ever had, and I still have nightmares about it, and recently I have been diagnosed with ME and the consultant...

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  • Ishiorectal abscess

    Hi all Looking for some advice regarding an ishiorectal abscess.This all started about 8 weeks ago when I discovered a mass on my right buttock, having consulted my GP she advised it was likely an abscess and put me on a week course of antibiotics in this time it got bigger so I went back, the GP referred...

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  • Seton-anal fistula

    Had EUA and seton was inserted. It’s been 4 weeks since and it’s been so painful specialy after BM. It is much more painful after the op than it was before. This is so dreadful, specialy as I mentaly wasn’t prepared to that much pain. I thought the op itself and first few days will be bad and that it...

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