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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

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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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I popped my perianal abscess, what to do?

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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What to do if i popped my perianal abscess!?

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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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

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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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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