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Perirectal Abscess Surgery Recovery
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?
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
Hii. I just finish the anal fistula surgery. Now there is a tunnel between rectum and drainage of abscess. How to recovery the opening in rectum?
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?
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?
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?
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
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
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
Fistula abscess surgery cant take the pain anymore 10 days after surgery no medic or drug help me I want tu suscide cant take it please help?
Hello, I was hospitalized July 16, 2017 with a tear and abscess, after treatment all cleared up only to have another attack. Considering surgery?
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
Minor procedure: Done under local and IV sedation and curitive in 80% of the cases ...Read more
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
I am suffering buttock abscess since 2009, I had have surgery but I still not recover, suggest me what should I do?
4 weeks ago it was surgery for abscess chalazion. Red swelling is getting smaller but consist. How long it would be, what could I make to reduce it?
Scar: This could be scar tissue. Give it another two weeks, then see MD if tender and still there. ...Read more
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
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
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
I had surgery for an anal abscess 5 days ago. The skin around where the abscess was drained is still very hard. Will this go away?
Yes: This is normal “induration”. As the wound heals it will soften and decrease in size. Could take a week or so. ...Read more
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
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