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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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I am suffering buttock abscess since 2009, I had have surgery but I still not recover, suggest me what should I do?

I am suffering buttock abscess since 2009, I had have surgery but I still not recover, suggest me what should I do?

Need to see surgeon: You may have most likely anal fistula, less likely pilonidal sinus, both need surgical intervention, see your surgeon to find the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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I had a abscess surgically removed from my buttocks. The wound is 4cm in width and approximately 3 CM deep. What is the best treatment?

I had a abscess surgically removed from my buttocks. The wound is 4cm in width and approximately 3 CM deep. What is the best treatment?

Packing: Wounds like this are typically treated with packing and healing by secondary intent. Oral antibiotics are often used but the wound must not be closed and be allowed to heal from inside to outside in this manner. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Anorectal abscess?

What are the risk factors for Anorectal abscess?

Rectal abscess: The most common predisposing factor is an anal fissure. Inflammatory bowel disease is possible, and a number of diarrheal infections could increase risk. If there is sexual activity involving your anus, especially penile penetration or vigorouf fingering, that's also a possiblity. Howeever, many cases occur without any of these particular factors; some are just random bad luck. ...Read more

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Could a hard fall cause an anorectal abscess and anal fistula?

Could a hard fall cause an anorectal abscess and anal fistula?

Yes: Trauma is a known and common cause of infections resulting in abscess and fistula. Consult with a surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for surgery (with a seton) on an anorectal abscess & fistula?

What is the recovery time for surgery (with a seton) on an anorectal abscess & fistula?

Seton takes time: To cut through, may take 8 Wks or little more, is very good technique, less chance of recurrence, and flatus incontinence ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for anorectal abscess, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for anorectal abscess, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Colorectal surgeon: These can be quite tricky, can be deep, extend, and be extensive. See a colorectal surgeon-may need surgical drainage, as well as antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the tests for anorectal abscess?

What are the tests for anorectal abscess?

Clinical examination: There are no specific tests for anorectal abscess. It is a clinical diagnosis based on history and physical examination. An ultrasound may facilitate identification of collection of pus in the tissue. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an anorectal abscess?

What sort of problem is an anorectal abscess?

Infection: An anorectal or perirectal abscess is a painful infection under the skin near the anal opening. Sometimes there can be redness and painful swelling near the anus. Antibiotics may help, and often surgery is needed to open and drain out the infection. Untreated, the infection can enlarge or spread into deeper tissues. ...Read more

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Is anorectal abscess curable?

Yes: This is manageable with surgical drainage and antibiotics in combination, but important to determine why the abscess occurred and to make sure that other associated conditions are not overlooked. ...Read more

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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my anorectal abscess?

Depends: A primary care doctor can see you but often if they try to drain it in the office, it often is incompletely drained. If in reasonable proximity, having your pcp refer you to a nearby colrectal surgeon is probably the best way to manage and follow you for possible fistula development. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: anorectal abscess?

What is the definition or description of: anorectal abscess?

See description: The anal glands normally function to lubricate the anal canal to facilitate defecation. If the gland opening gets obstructed and results in infection, an abscess can form. There is usually associated pain. As a rule, the presence of a deep abscess is an indication for incision and drainage. Watching while administering antibiotics is usually inadequate. You should consult a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get anorectal abscess off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get anorectal abscess off and on?

Possibly: Anorectal abscesses may be related to inflammatory bowel disease such as crohns or ulcerative colitis and/or fistulis tracts in the rectal area. This problem can be serious if not treated and should be evaluated by surgical eval and GI eval. ...Read more

Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more