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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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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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Crohn's is under control, but what could be causing bleeding from rectum for four months after perianal abscess surgery?5 drs visits-no advice.

Crohn's is under control, but what could be causing bleeding from rectum for four months after perianal abscess surgery?5 drs visits-no advice.

Fistula: You may have a perianal fistula or other anorectal problem that is causing bleeding. Typically this would involve examining the inside of the colon with some form of endoscopy and an exam under anesthesia to diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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Saw doctor today about rectal bleeding for 4 months after perianal abscess surgery. Told that body is cleaning itself out - takes time to heal.

Saw doctor today about rectal bleeding for 4 months after perianal abscess surgery. Told that body is cleaning itself out - takes time to heal.

Suggest you see: Another doctor, specifically a colorectal surgeon. You may have a perianal fistula as the underlying cause of the original abscess. If no evidence for source of bleeding on office visit, probably need a colonoscopy. Do not accept your first doctors eplanation. It is just plain hooey. ...Read more

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

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

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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Perianal abscess treatment without surgery, what to do?

Perianal abscess treatment without surgery, what to do?

Not recommended: The abscess is cause by a connection of the inside of your rectum and the surrounding fatty tissue, very common condition. The rule is to treat the abscess with surgery and when the infection is gone, then investigate the source and get rid of that connection (fistula). ...Read more

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What r the risks of removing perianal abscess (full anesthesia surgery) for my 3 mo old boy? He's been on 5 antibiotics and now got 3rd abscess

What r the risks of removing perianal abscess (full anesthesia surgery)  for my 3 mo old boy? He's been on 5 antibiotics and now got 3rd abscess

Drain the abscess: In general, an abscess does not respond to antibiotics well. Surgical drainage will stop the abscess. A pediatric hospital will be best to address the risks of general anesthesia. Working with the pediatric surgeon to prevent any further episodes. ...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