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A 42-year-old male asked:

I had abscess cut out 1.5 wks ago between anus and tailbone. wound was 3cm deep. also had a chronic fissure cut out and seton placed. developed hard stools and a fullness/discomfort in lower right abdomen. could this be from pelvic floor muscles?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Don’t know (and not supposed to diagnose or treat specific illness on this site) but very likely you were prescribed a pain med after removal of pilonidal cyst. Pain meds (especially narcotics) routinely cause constipation. Try lots of water and bulk laxative powder (psyllium).

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