Perianal abscess - Help!

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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 it done again, the surgeon made a larger incision and this time I had it packed everyday until it healed. There was no fistula at my check up. Now a year later it although the wound has healed, there is a tiny hole in the centre of the x shaped wound. The other day there was a tiny bit of drainage from the tiny hole...... Do i need to see a doctor or will it be ok?

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    Like you I had emergency UK  NHS surgery under general anaesthetic for a very painful perianal abscess about 18 months ago. The resulting L shaped wound needed packing and dressing changed daily for about 8-10 weeks after. All seemed to be going well and healing nicely but after about 6 months I noticed a small swelling and tendereness in the same area. To cut a long story short I was referred back to my original consultant and it appears I had developed a small fistula tract which was operated on last week, again under GA. I now have a draining seton inserted and have been told I need to go back to see the consultant in 6-8 weeks. As far as I know it is not Crohn's related, more a case of where the fistula was i.e.close to/within the sphincter muscles. Not really in any pain, a bit sore maybe. More embarrassed about having this problem than anything else!

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      I had mine done about a year ago on NHS.... I had to get mine packed daily for 6 weeks at the distric nurse clinic. Then at GP surgery by GP nurse getting appointments was hard work!! Then after 3 visits the GP nurse said all was well. I didn't have any follow up check ups or anything. Now a month age where my icision was it was an x shape and right in the midlle of the x a small hole appeared but has since haeled over, GP said all is ok so didn't get referred. It was so mortifying all different dr's and nurses having to look. I'm female, aged 38 now do a lot of running walking and keep fit. I am toned and slim so i hope that my exercise and keep fit regime hasn't made things worse. I sit all day at work you see, not got a padded bum lol, so might be causing it too

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      The scar on my abscess is healed but every fortnight or so a tiny hole appears in the centre of my abscess incision, GP not referred me to dr at hospital as said it looks like all is really good. sigh. On NHS need to be referred to dr by GP. Also said it symptomless no drainage. 
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      That's interesting I think mine was like that for a while too, I certainly felt it for a long time afterwards. good that nothing is coming out but my surgeon(nhs) said to call him anytime if I had a question maybe no harm in doing that too if it would help put your mind at rest. I suppose with all the pressure down smile there this may happen for a while afterwards until it is completely healed.

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      my daughter has undergone surgery (April) for similar to yourself.  since then, she's been in A & E god alone knows how many times, she's been on anti biotics around 9 times, the recurring abscess has burst on several occasions, she has had two cancelled operations to repeat what was done,she has no idea what they're doing next time, apart from "we'll have to open it up and take away the scar tissue too"  now she has phoned me to say that she has a raging mouth abscess, i'm at a loss to know what to do , but my fear is that the poison from the abscess is now making it's way around her body, and that anti b's will start to have zero impact.  this is an NHS issue, we're told the ops are cancelled due to lack of theatre nurses.  when is an emergency suddenly not an emergency?   would you be able to 'talk' online to my daughter?  is there any way she could communicate with you privately?  

       

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    hi,i'm new here. hope you guys already fully recovered. i had four times perianal abscess. two time was doing operation in Malaysia specialist hospital. the first time was five years back. so the 3rd and 4th time was recover without operation. so i don't have to go clinic for dressing everyday. i cook 6 type of chinese traditional herb . learn this. from

    a Singapore chinese physician.

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