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How long does it take a perianal abscess to drain? I had one opened last sunday and i'm still getting a fair amount of drainage on gauze pads today...

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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: May need more

If its still draining pus, may need to be opened more.
If the dressing is dry or foul smelling when you change it, it needs to be changed more often. Wash it out well too. Call your doctor for an exam i make sure it healing ok. If there is no fever or excess pain, monday is probably fine, otherwise may needs trip to the er. Hope this helps!

In brief: May need more

If its still draining pus, may need to be opened more.
If the dressing is dry or foul smelling when you change it, it needs to be changed more often. Wash it out well too. Call your doctor for an exam i make sure it healing ok. If there is no fever or excess pain, monday is probably fine, otherwise may needs trip to the er. Hope this helps!
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Dr. Thomas Mchugh
Dentistry

In brief: Periapical abscess

You can't get rid of the drainage completely unless you have the tooth removed or have it treated endodontically, (root canal therapy).
Nothing else will keep the symptoms from recurring.

In brief: Periapical abscess

You can't get rid of the drainage completely unless you have the tooth removed or have it treated endodontically, (root canal therapy).
Nothing else will keep the symptoms from recurring.
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