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About about four weeks ago I began to experience severe pain during bowel movements. Occasionally there was some blood, so I assumed that I had a fissure. I did occasionally have constipation and always strained a lot so a fissure made sense.
I went to the ER, they couldnt find the fissure (the pain was internal, maybe 1.5 inches into my rectum) but gave me nifedipine cream to help. Now i also had mucus/pus in my stools.
The fissure healed almost spontaneously after I added a ton of fibre to my diet and drank more water. However, i then started to feel a lump under the skin near my anus, and it caused severe pain. It worsened into a fever, chills, feeling weak, etc., so I went back to the ER.
They did an ultrasound and CT scan and found the abscess (ischiorectal) I met with the surgeon and he said it is not big (maybe 1-2cm) and he gave me antibiotics (cipro and metronidazole) to take for 10 days. He said lets try this before we resort to surgical drainage.
It has been 8 days, the fever and pain is gone but I was just feeling around the area and the abscess is still there, I feel the lump. It has gotten maybe just a little smaller. I have no pain, no fever, etc., and I feel pretty good. But if the abscess is still there, what should I do? There is no more mucus or pus in my stool so I think it stopped draining. I am worried the fever and pain and stuff will return.
Does this mean I will have to have it sugically drained? The surgeon booked me in for a follow up on April 1.
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