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It wasn't until the day of my operation that I even knew I had an absess. I'd had very sore lumps at the top of my bum for about a year. it was so sore to sit and was more painful after exercise. Over a year I had seen 5 different GPs and a doctor at A&E (was in so much pain on a weekend) and given all manner of different antibiotics and told to keep clean.
At no point did I have any discharge.
I am a fair haired, fair skinned female. I have been told countless times now that it is rare for this to happen women, that normally it is \"hairy men\" I do however travel on a coach for 3 hours a day to and from work. I have read that being slumped whilst seated may cause this.
I had the excision 3 weeks ago. The wound has been left open to heal inside out and is packed, with the packing being changed by a district nurse daily. After 3 weeks the amount of dressing they can fit in the wound has dropped about a quarter.
I didn't realise quite how long this would take to heal.
I have been told by one of the district nurses that my wound is quite large for this procedure, but I was not told at the hospital what they found or removed from the wound.
Has anyone got any advice on how long a packed wound normally takes to heal? Anything anyone has done to speed up healing? It's not overly painful at the moment, just really uncomfortable and I can't wait for it to heal. I can't sit properly, walk for too long or drive my car! Some days I wish I hadn't had it done!
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