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.

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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...

Hi I had a perianal abscess back in sept although its getting much better it still drains from time to time. My surgeon said it will eventually heal?

Family practice . It will take time but eventually heal. Follow his advice. Antibiotic may be needed , frequent cleansing and occasionally surgery. Read more...
Most will... The problem may be complicated by a fistula (an abnormal communication between the anal canal and perianal skin). Discussing the possibility of a fistula formation with the surgeon or obtaining a second opinion from a colorectal surgeon is a consideration. Read more...
He's probably right. If he doesn't think you need to have a pilonidal cyst excised it will probably heal. If it wasn't draining, the secretions would accumulate and you'd have a cyst. Always trust a surgeon who doesn't want to operate. Read more...
Issue. The question is if you have. Fistula or connection to the inside of the anus or rectum that could be causing it to drain. This can only be determine by exam only. Read more...
After 7 months? . Peri rectal abscesses arise from the crypt glands at the top of the anal canal. External drainage takes care of the immediate infection. About 60% of these heal after drainage. Persistent drainage beyond a month of so is suggestive an anal fistula. These require surgery. Colorectal surgeons and most general surgeons can evaluate and treat this problem. Read more...

How long does it take a perianal abscess to drain? I had one lanced 4 days back but still feel the abscess build up with every bowel movement.

10 days. On the average (I've seen 400 of these), while it is healing, it still has an inflammatory mass for 10 days. You will feel this fullness for about 10 days, sometimes less. It should be soft by 10 days. Read more...

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...

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...

Is it necessary to change the packing of a wound left by the draining of a perianal abscess everyday, since its so painful? My wound is 1.5 inches deep.

Yes! The point of draing and packing space and then removing the packing and repacking is to prevent an &&andinfection from setting in there. It is not the cleanest part of your body and it will take a while to fully heal. The incision and drainage (I & D) is more important to your cure than whatever antibiotics that you may be taking. As the packing is removed a probe should be inserted & moved aroun. Read more...

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...