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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Rectal abscess: See a colo-rectal surgeon to determine how involved the abscess is. In addition to antibiotics, it probably will require incision & drainage. Size of ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Somewhat: Rectal abscess is not uncommon. Can be associated with conditions such as crohn's colitis and ulcerative colitis. Can be associated with a diabetic co ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Wodnicki
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Boil around rectum: An infection localized to an area near the opening of anus. The swelling is usually a lump that is tender and warm to the touch. The treatment is to o ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Roberts
11 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Pain, possible drainage/discharge, could have fever. I would recommend you are seen by your dr.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes but: It requires surgical drainage and local hygiene as well as antibiotics.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Varies: With the size and location of the abscess from a few days to 14 days and whether it was adequately drianed and whether there is an associated fistula. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
24 years experience Radiology
Perirectal: Abscesses are typically drained by a radiologist under ct guidance. See your doctor first.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
29 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Generally sore for a few weeks as it heals.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
Mesalamine: Oral +/- topical Mesalamine therapy would probably be the best. There is a new "safe" oral steroid called uceris which seems very promising too.
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Anything possible: It would be essential to know the entire history, including your underlying medical conditions and what the "groin infection" was. It is conceivable ... Read More
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