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I have a wound from a perirectal abscess surgery that has fully healed after nearly 3 months. What could be wrong? What can be done to help healing?

I have a wound from a perirectal abscess surgery that has fully healed after nearly 3 months. What could be wrong? What can be done to help healing?

Prolonged healing: This delay can be due to many things. These wounds are in difficult to heal locations. It may be due to several issues. You need to return to the surgeon or ask for a referral to a wound center. ...Read more

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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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Barium enema after a perirectal abscess surgery, what do you recommend?

Barium enema after a perirectal abscess surgery, what do you recommend?

Enema is needed: Barium is probably not the contrast media I would choose. I would perform. I would choose a water soluble media. Just in case the cause of the abscess was a hole in the bowel. Better to have water soluble contrast rather than barium. As always best to talk to the doctors ...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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How hard a recovery is it from peritonsillar throat abcess surgery?

How hard a recovery is it from peritonsillar throat abcess surgery?

Can be rough: Can take a couple of weeks to heal and be pretty sore until then. But I'm sure you felt a lot better from getting that abscess drained! ...Read more

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How long will it take for kidney abscess surgery?

How long will it take for kidney abscess surgery?

Surgery?: Most kidney abscesses can be treated by image guided intervention rather than surgery. When done under ultrasound or ct guidance the procedure itself can take 15-30 minutes. ...Read more

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Do abscesses go away on their own or is surgery required?

Do abscesses go away on their own or is surgery required?

Drainage: Abscesses do not generally go away on their own. The primary treatment of an abscess is drainage--evacuation of the pus. This can be done with surgery, a needle and syringe or the placement of a temporary drain with x-ray or ultrasound guidance. ...Read more

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I have a vulvar abscess I believe. It hurts when laying down, standing and sitting. I don't want surgery is there another way to make it go away?

I have a vulvar abscess I believe. It hurts when laying down, standing and sitting. I don't want surgery is there another way to make it go away?

That's the best way.: Abscess needs to be drained. It may not be a full fledged surgery and may be with small incision, the abscess will be successfully drained out. Then with antibiotics you will be OK... ...Read more

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What to do if I have a batholic abscess for 8 yrs. They do me a surgery but still its coming out and its so painfull?

What to do if I have a batholic abscess for 8 yrs. They do me a surgery but still its coming out and its so painfull?

See PCP: You probably mean Bartholin abscess!, if the abscess keeps coming back despite drainage, you may need a different surgical procedure called marsupialization. I advice to see your physician again. ...Read more

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Last year I had an abscess about 5 cm, I had a surgery and now after a year it came back to me and its growing I don't know what to do beside surgery?

Last year I had an abscess about 5 cm, I had a surgery and now after a year it came back to me and its growing I don't know what to do beside surgery?

Abscess: Abscesses need to be open to heal. May need to remove the cyst wall. Consider washing w/ antibacterial 'hibiclens' 1-2 x/ week to prevent bacteria build up. Wash 2x a day in summer, keep pores open. Change position every 30 min for 1-2 min. Pilonidal cyst needs more definitive surgery f/w/doc

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/pilonidal-cyst/basics/prevention/con-20025007 ...Read more

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What should I expect in a pilonidal abscess surgery?

What should I expect in a pilonidal abscess surgery?

Depends: If there is an abscess, your surgeon may simply incise (cut into) and drain the area. Otherwise, your surgeon may try to excise or remove the sinus tract by taking out an ellipse of tissue. You may have an open wound if there is a lot of infection. Expect to be taking some pain medications afterwards, but to be feeling better overall. ...Read more

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Abscess on a very deep cut on my arm, I previously had surgery, help?

Abscess on a very deep cut on my arm, I previously had surgery, help?

Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Hello, I was hospitalized July 16, 2017 with a tear and abscess, after treatment all cleared up only to have another attack. Considering surgery?

Hello, I was hospitalized July 16, 2017 with a tear and abscess, after treatment all cleared up only to have another attack. Considering surgery?

More info please: Where was the tear and the abscess? Attack of what? Do you know what the actual diagnosis was? Please resubmit with clarifying info. ...Read more

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I had the surgery already but I have pilonidal disease. No abscess now, but the area hurts bad? Had 1 abscess 6 months ago. Surgery was 4 years ago

I had the surgery already but I have pilonidal disease. No abscess now, but the area hurts bad? Had 1 abscess 6 months ago. Surgery was 4 years ago

See doctor ASAP: There are several possibilities including recurrence of the abscess, slowly progressive infection of the underlying bone, some inflammation or scarring from prior inflammation pressing on a nerve root, etc. You need to be seen by a doctor and re-evaluated and suggest that this be done before whatever this is becomes much worse. Good luck. ...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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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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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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Is it safe to masturbate 2 weeks after having testicular abscess surgery?

Is it safe to masturbate 2 weeks after having testicular abscess surgery?

Yes, . ..: With no additional info, most likely, what you reported was in fact the incision and drainage of scrotal abscess usually resulting from infected sebaceous cyst. For average young men, post-surgical resolution of the wound should heal & resolve within 7-10 days. Since such wound is not connected with genital tract, you should be able to masturbate comfortably without adverse effect to the wound. ...Read more

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If detected at an early stage, can koch's spine with psoas abscess be cured only with medication (without surgery)?

If detected at an early stage, can koch's spine with psoas abscess be cured only with medication (without surgery)?

Let me explain: When talking early stages it is possible to cure this problem, whenever there is abscess we have to drain the abscess some time you could do that under cat can guidance if there are no bone destruction things will be fine, if there is bone destruction you have to clean that out by the way of surgery. ...Read more

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3 months post abscess drainage surgery: at the site of surgery in left gluteal region I started bleeding today. What should I do?

3 months post abscess drainage surgery: at the site of surgery in left gluteal region I started bleeding today. What should I do?

Get it looked at by: Anytime you have a significant change you should get your surgeon to check it out. Only they know for sure what is there. Often it is fluid that has old blood in it. It can look like a lot of bleeding. But get it checked. ...Read more

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Hello! 3-4 years ago I developed a pilonidal cyst. It was lanced and 3 ys later an abscess appeared which was also lanced. Should I undergo a surgery?

What has your: Surgeon recommended? Recurrent pilonidal cysts certainly would be a reason to consider surgery. This is a case where your surgeon will need to sit down with you ; discuss indication, risks ; benefits. Don't rely on an on-line physician to make this decision for you. Take care. ...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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Can breast abscess removed without any surgery?

Can breast abscess removed without any surgery?

Possibly: Sometimes aspiration of the abscess and antibiotics can " cure" an abscess without surgery. The aspiration would also allow an accurate culture be done to guide antibiotic choice as well. ...Read more