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Perirectal Abscess Problem

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 13, 2006
  • 02:41 PM

I was dianosed in July, 2006 for a perirectal abscess. I went to the emergency room, had it lanced, was given some medication and told it would probebly heal in a couple weeks. It is now November 13, 2006 I and I am still having pain and seepage. It drains right through my uunderwear and clothes I have on. I have tried muscle relaxers and antibiodics and have had no luck. As a post script I am over weight and diabedic. I went to the doctor who did the lanving and he says that the only way now to close the wound is to operate. When first presented with this alternative I accepted the idea. However, after thinking about it and after I was told it would take six to eight weeks to heal I am having second thoughts. I was told when the abscess was lanced that it would take a couple weeks to heal and that was in July. He gave me no other alternative. So I decided to look up forums that may have somebody with some other type of fix.

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  • I had this same illness while I was pregnant. I would recommend getting a second opnion and finding a doctor who is willing to sit down with you and tell you what to expect if you get the surgery. The wound is supposed to drain-- but yours has been draining a long time. Mine drained for about 2 weeks and then it healed on its own. I have a scar, but it is better.It really sounds like you need a second opnion.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 17, 2006
    • 01:23 AM
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  • I am 32 y/o. I was diagnosed with this at age 20. I have had it lanced once and have had 3 surgeries afterwards. I also have contiuous drainage still to this day. My last surgery was in 2001. I have rectal pain still very often. I have noticed it acts up more because I also have IBS with constipation. It is very important to have a second opinion with a GI specialist. I have been septic twice due to this problem.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 27, 2007
    • 03:18 AM
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  • Betadine is a gentle iodine, that I use for these types of problems, it rids the rectum of microbes what ever they are, it takes many applications over a long period but as healing takes place it all quiets down.
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