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Okay here goes. I thought I'd post on here as doctors seem to not be of much help with this. On New Year's Eve I had surgery to drain a painful perianal abscess. It had developed to an excruciating point over the course of about two weeks. I was given two courses of antibiotics at first but eventually had to have emergency surgery. I had a Foleys catheter inferred into the wound, a tube with an inflated balloon on to keep the wound draining for about 4 days. Having the catheter in was so debilitating and I couldn't look after myself. Once the catheter was out I was getting the wound packed everyday but it wasn't too deep and packing only lasted 2 weeks then just daily dressings for the open wound. The wound hurt in a sore, cut skin kind of way but nothing like the abscess pain. It was discharging a bit but nothing alarming according to nurses. However, 2 days ago, it started to feel like it did when the abscess was there, a wider spread pain that felt much deeper. It's now worse and is leaking ALOT of fluid which has no odour and is clear and sometimes mixed with blood. I saw a doctor who examined me and said it doesn't seem like a deep infection and maybe the wound was infected so gave me antibiotics. However, the pain is so similar to the initial abscess. I had a very hot bath today and it is leaking the fluid heavily from the incision hole. If this is an abscess again is it draining itself? Or could these symptoms be of an infection of the wound and not an abscess? Doctors keep just telling me it's something else and to wait and see but if it is the abscess I'd rather sort it ASAP so that hopefully the healing process isn't as bad. Any advice would be brilliant. This is totally taking over my life because I thought I was on the mend and this has put me back again. I'm only 26 and just want to live my life. I'm also a diabetic but my sugars are really good ATM. Please help x
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