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What could make a drained & packed perianal abscess worse?

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Dr. John Fung
Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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