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I had surgery for the drainage of a perianal abscess. It was a large abscess which was extremely painful. I was admitted to hospital as an emergency and had surgery to drain the abscess. The wound has been left open to heal and I have been attending the hospital on a daily basis to have the wound packed and the dressing changed. It is now 4 weeks and on my appointment today the nurse told me although it is almost healed on the outside, there is still a 2cm depth inside the wound and that the outside is healing faster than the inside. She said if the wound closes too early I will be left with a pocket which could cause the abscess to re-occur. She called a consultant who examined my wound (ouch) and he said I will have to come in for further surgery under anaesthetic to open the wound so packing can be inserted and also to examine the wound to check for 'tracking'. Is this necessary? Will it damage my wound further? Is packing slowing the healing process? Why is it being packed when some surgeons don't pack the wound?
I'm devastated as I thought I was doing well.
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