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Abscess - Non-dental

Also known as Perianal abscess

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fistulotomy and latent tb!

    Hi I had my first fistula Dec 16 and surgery jan 17 since then up and down with abscesses so damn painful! Anyway not been able to sit down properly for nigh on a year and last week had another fistulotomy so I have 2 seton stitches and 2 days after started meds for latent tb the side effects of these...

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  • Concealing Fistula Leakage and Odor - Suggestions?

    Hello, 35, male I developed a fistula when I was about 15 years old.  One night I woke up due to a sharp pain at the base of my tailbone. and felt the abscess.  It wasn't diagnosed until I was 32 about 3 years ago because other than that one sharp pain and the odd blister that was back...

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  • rectal fistula

    Hope? I have been living with a complex rectal fistula for almost three years. I have had multiple surgeries and have tried every drug that they have been able to throw at me, including all of the biologics.  I have been in a tremendous amount of daily pain, I have been depressed, and my life has...

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  • Perianal abscess - Help!

    Hello, I'm back on here as last year I had an operation at hospital to drain a large perianal abscess, it was cut open in an x shape and left open to heal. I had it packed everyday for a week, then every other day but  unfortunately it healed on the outside before the inside, so I had to have...

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  • Fistula - Genetic Cause?

    Talked to my brother this week and he is headed in for a fistulatomy in about 2 weeks, following an abcess that won't heal. He reached out to me, because I had the exact issue just over a year ago! And what's stranger, is my Dad had the same issue as a young man. None of us have any of the digestive...

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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 advance.

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  • rash along with cysts

    ive been suffering from cysts and anal cysts for over a year. They appear monthly along with a rash that never goes away. The rash does get worse right before a cysts develops. I was diagnosed with an anal fistula and surgery is scheduled for November. I finally changed dermatologists with concerns with...

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  • Weird Enlarged Lymph Nodes??? STRANGE

    I don't know if this is a serious issue or not, but I keep developing enlarged lymph nodes(or maybe something else), particularly in my armpits and groins. After a couple of weeks of being hard, it starts to dribble down and it becomes this soft pack of liquid and my skin there turns a purplish red....

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  • Seton wire and travelling abroad

    Hi, new here and just looking for some advice. I'm not sure if Im posting in the right section but basically I developed a perianal abscess and had it incised and drained on the 23rd of Aug. It came back a few days later so I had it drained again on the 29th.  I was doing ok until the 5th...

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  • Flatal Incontinence after Fistulotomy

    Hi, I need some guidance. I'm really at my whits end and don't know what to do anymore.  At age 23, I developed a horrible skin tag that put me in the ER for bleeding. The first surgeon I saw wouldn't perform surgery. Instead he gave me an ointment that helped relax my muscles and make...

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  • FISTULA

    Hello. I'm suffering from an anal fistula, going to the rectal surgeon Tuesday. I'm just barely healed from my 3rd perianal abscess, last two times required a wound vac and month off work. Last ER incision, the surgeon (same from last summer) said he could visually see a fistula...so now on to...

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  • Ano vaginal fistula so dibiatating

    I have a low ano vaginal fistula with a draining seton in awaiting an operation in oxford have no date as yet for the advancement flap. I had my seton placed on nye so it's been in a while I'm still off work as I am an office worker and have to sit down and as u must be aware sitting down has...

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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's...

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  • Need help with strange pain where abscess was

    Hi guys I'm new to this , so please bare with me. I had a perianal abscess drained and packed in June. Since then I have had a constant oozing and days of excruciating pain. I have an appt with the surgeon next week to see if there is a fistula. But that last few days I have had strange random pains...

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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 fistulotomy...

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