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What causes perianal abcess?

What causes perianal abcess?

Infection : Usually from infected sebaceous glands or follicles that is localized with collection of pus. ...Read more

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Can a perianal abscess cause another abscess'?

Yes: a site if abscess can spread and new collection- loculations can form. Or some deep source from re rum can surface at multiple sites ...Read more

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Perianal abscess causing more abscess, what to do?

Perianal abscess causing more abscess, what to do?

Colorectal Doc: You should be evaluated by a colorectal surgeon to determine the cause of your abscess and to adequately drain and treat them. Sometimes a fistula can be the cause. ...Read more

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Would ulcerative colitis cause peri-anal abscess?

Would ulcerative colitis cause peri-anal abscess?

It can: Many patients with peri-anal and peri-rectal abscess recover fine and never have a recurrence. Some patients develop recurrent abscess, and eventually are also found to have crohns or ulcerative colitis. Hopefully your abscess will be once and over. Both uc and crohns are difficult to diagnose. ...Read more

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Any experience with draining a peri-rectal abscess?

Perirectal: Abscesses are typically drained by a radiologist under ct guidance. See your doctor first. ...Read more

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Tooth abscess or mastoiditis symptooms?

Tooth abscess or mastoiditis symptooms?

Different symptoms: See your dentist if you think you have an abscess in your mouth or you have dental pain. Mastoiditis needs immediate care by an md. ...Read more

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Can large ovarian follicle thats ruptured cause constant abdominal pain near hip and bellybutton? Could it have caused my abscess in perirectal area

Can large ovarian follicle thats ruptured cause constant abdominal pain near hip and bellybutton? Could it have caused my abscess in perirectal area

Too complicated: This is too complicated of a question to answer in this short of area. Follicles do not cause perirectal abscess. The pain and the infection are more concerning. I would have you follow up with a healthcare provider for an exam and then more detailed expanation ...Read more

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Can getting a peritonsillar abscess drained hurt?

Mildly uncomfortable: With proper local anesthetic, this can be relatively easy to go through. It is done in the office and you will feel much better soon after drainage. The benefits are well worth it. ...Read more

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What could make a drained & packed perianal abscess worse?

If opening closes: The idea of draining an abscess is to allow the infected fluid to drain externally while the abscess is gradually obliterated. If the packing is removed too early and the opening closes, then you are at risk for a recurrent abscess. ...Read more

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Can abcessed tooth cause pain in ear and axillary lymph node swelling?

Can abcessed tooth cause pain in ear and axillary lymph node swelling?

Abcessed tooth: An upper tooth that is abcessed can cause pain that seems like it is in the ear. Axillary lymph nodes are in the chest and arm pit, and would not be swollen due to an abcessed tooth. You need to see a dentist for the abcessed tooth. If you have swollen axillary lymph nodes, you need to see your medical doctor asap. ...Read more

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Toothache and abscess, brain infection related?

Toothache and abscess, brain infection related?

Possible: There have been documented cases of death due to an abscessed tooth draining into the brain region, one such sad case of a child who's parents could not afford the antibiotics and chose to buy the pain medicine. ...Read more

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Will an abscess cause remote pain?

Will an abscess cause remote pain?

Possibly: Especially if blood becomes infected and seeds other areas of the body. ...Read more

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Lacerated toe. Infected, swollen, red, radiating pain. Now, urge to urinate often and rectal discharge/itching. Coincidence or infection spreading?

Lacerated toe. Infected, swollen, red, radiating pain. Now, urge to urinate often and rectal discharge/itching. Coincidence or infection spreading?

Sounds awful: That sounds like a nasty toe laceration, and if infected it should be looked at by a primary care or urgent care Dr. who will see if it needs to be drained or consider antibiotics. A spreading infection can lead to fever, chills, spreading redness, fatigue then may lead to diarrhea, but what you're describing without the other symptoms I've mentioned is unlikely to be from a toe infection. ...Read more

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Just finished surgery for perianal abscess. Now has lower back pain and tender abdomen. Are these inflammation related to abscess?

Just finished surgery for perianal abscess. Now has lower back pain and tender abdomen.  Are these inflammation related to abscess?

Check with surgeon: Other issues may be causing this, i.e. Persistence of a peri-rectal component, or constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Don't let this answer your question. Confirm with your surgeon. ...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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Chronic pain following pilonidal cyst removal (4th removal)?

Chronic pain following pilonidal cyst removal (4th removal)?

Back Again?: Pilonidal cysts can be difficult to treat and heal. I have seen many patients with several recurrences. It can be treated successfully. You may have yet another recurrence. You need need to see a surgeon associated with a wound care center for the proper care of your situation. ...Read more

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Recurrent folliculitis in axillary and pubic region, pain and pus, kindly.Recommend some antibiotic?

Recurrent folliculitis in axillary and pubic region, pain and pus, kindly.Recommend some antibiotic?

Yes : For run of the mill folliculitis (superficial pus pimples) topical Clindamycin 1% gel or lotion with benzoyl peroxide washes (otc 5-10%) daily works well. Make sure this isn't something more serious like hydradenitis superativa. ...Read more

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What are the causes of perianal abscess?

Anything: That cause inflammation in the rectum, such as diarrhea, constipation, or trauma can cause swelling and blockage of the anal ducts which then get infected and seek the path of least resistance to form a perianal abscess and possible fistula. ...Read more

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I popped my perianal abscess, what to do?

Perianal abscess: Warm tub soaks and see a colorectal surgeon as soon as possible. It is possible that nothing else will be needed. However, 50% of abscesses recur and or persist as a draining sinus a s a result of the presence of an anal fistula. A short course of antibiotis may also be needed now in addition to the spontaneous drainage. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a perianal abscess?

Anal: Swelling, pain, fever and purulent drainage nindicates an abscess. But a swollen hemorrhoid can do the same without purulent drainage. See your doctor or a colon and rectal specialist to make the diagnosis and offer proper treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if i popped my perianal abscess!?

Be pleased: Warm compresses, or sit in warm soapy tub! Hopefully this will heal, but some recur, and have fistula to rectum. Some need surgery. ...Read more

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What medication is good for perianal abscess?

Antibiotics are : Sometimes used but the main treatment is incision and drainage. I recommend soaking bottom in warm water which helps with pain and discomfort. ...Read more

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Can a perianal abscess cause another abscess'?

Yes: a site if abscess can spread and new collection- loculations can form. Or some deep source from re rum can surface at multiple sites ...Read more

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Perianal abscess causing more abscess, what to do?

Colorectal Doc: You should be evaluated by a colorectal surgeon to determine the cause of your abscess and to adequately drain and treat them. Sometimes a fistula can be the cause. ...Read more

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How long does a perianal abscess take to heal following i&d?

Days to weeks: Sorry you had an abscess there, but it will heal. Usually it takes several days to 3 weeks, each case being somewhat different. It may however intermittently drain ast the I&D site, and this could be the formation of a fistula, which is a persistent tract between the inside of the rectum, and the skin near the anus. You should see a colorectal surgeon if this happens. ...Read more

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What will happen if drain fell out perianal abscess?

Probably nothing: But depends on type of drain and how long it was in. Generally 2-4 days of drainage is adequate but not knowing the circumstances specific to your problem, best to call the person who did the drainage and notify them of the situation and seek their opinion on whether you have anything to worry about. ...Read more

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Drain fell out perianal abscess, should I be concerned?

Speak to: Your surgeon , if you have adequate opening at abscess site will be ok , make sure you follow the instructions given to you , post procedure care. ...Read more

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Drain fell out perianal abscess...What will happen to me?

Your surgeon needs: To know this. Only he knows the complexity of your disease and can guide you further. ...Read more

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Has anyone had a perianal abscess which keeps coming back?

Has anyone had a perianal abscess which keeps coming back?

Recurrence: About half of anal abscesses will result in the development of a chronic fistula (an abnormal connection between two organs) from the inciting anal gland to the skin overlying the drainage site. A fistula may account for problematic recurrence of perianal abscesses and may require surgical correction (fistulotomy). ...Read more

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Could discomfort after perianal abscess surgery remain one year?

Could discomfort after perianal abscess surgery remain one year?

Not usually: I suggest you see your surgeon, and discuss your discomfort. That's a bit long to still be uncomfortable, though that is a broad term. Call your surgeon and make an appointment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any other ways to heal perianal abscess except surgery?

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No: Abscesses require surgical drainage in order to give the maximum chance for recovery. Antibiotic treatment alone of an abscess, especially a larger one, often fails because antibiotics often can't penetrate into the abscess itself. ...Read more

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Can a perianal abscess cause diarrhea?

Can a perianal abscess cause diarrhea?

No: A perianal abscess is an infected area adjacent to external anal canal. Other than pain, it can not influence function of the intestinal. Diarrhea is due to excess fluid in the colon secondary to failure to adsorb excess fluid which produces normal stool. Abnormal bacteria in colon, toxic food causing increased peristalsis food allergy , drug sensitivity can all cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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What could make a drained & packed perianal abscess worse?

If opening closes: The idea of draining an abscess is to allow the infected fluid to drain externally while the abscess is gradually obliterated. If the packing is removed too early and the opening closes, then you are at risk for a recurrent abscess. ...Read more

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Is my perianal abscess going to keep coming back until i get it drained?

Yes and no: If the abscess is a result of a fistula, it will recur until your fistula is repaired. If no fistula, it needs thorough complete drainage if there is any hope of completely resolving it. See a colon and rectal specialist. ...Read more

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Perianal abscess draining again, months after surgery. Is this worrisome?

Perianal abscess draining again, months after surgery. Is this worrisome?

If the surgery was : Simply an incision and drainage then this is not uncommon. You either have a recurrent abscess or a peri anal fistula. You need an exam by a surgeon. ...Read more