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Recurring anal abscesses for 2 yrs!

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  • Posted By: CarolynL1983
  • March 7, 2008
  • 01:26 AM

I'm an otherwise healthy 25/F.

I just posted an extremely long message and wrongdiagnosis logged me out for being on here too long-lol.

Have had so many abscess in the exact same spot for 2 years! Have had 3 fistulotomies, the first 2 done by general surgeons, the last by an anal/rectal surgeon. I have had so many abscesses that did not require fistulotomies I can't even count them. They are all in the exact same spot.

I have had CAT scans, MRI's and today a colonoscopy to try to find out what's going on. Nothing found.

I don't have any other medical problems. Lots of people have suggested Crohn's, but I only have "stomach problems" maybe a few days out of the month and it does not run in my family.

Please advise, anything!!!

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  • Anyone have ANY idea or something SLIGHTLY similar?? I'm desperate!
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  • I'm an otherwise healthy 25/F. I just posted an extremely long message and wrongdiagnosis logged me out for being on here too long-lol. Have had so many abscess in the exact same spot for 2 years! Have had 3 fistulotomies, the first 2 done by general surgeons, the last by an anal/rectal surgeon. I have had so many abscesses that did not require fistulotomies I can't even count them. They are all in the exact same spot. I have had CAT scans, MRI's and today a colonoscopy to try to find out what's going on. Nothing found. I don't have any other medical problems. Lots of people have suggested Crohn's, but I only have "stomach problems" maybe a few days out of the month and it does not run in my family. Please advise, anything!!! I dont know if this is any help to you for where uve got ur abcess's but i have reacurring abcess's/boils on my groin/panty line area for years. after continually getting courses of antibiotics they never went away, as soon as i stopped taking tabs they wud return with a vengence. i tryed all sorts of things but nothing worked untill i started using Clinique No.2 clarafying lotion then E45 cream & it always works a treat to draw them & release the infection out but i have to continually use it or they come back. I even took a boil in my ear, needed antibiotics but i also used the Clinique & it burst on the second night. hope this is some use to u..............good luck:)
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  • I dont know if this is any help to you for where uve got ur abcess's but i have reacurring abcess's/boils on my groin/panty line area for years. after continually getting courses of antibiotics they never went away, as soon as i stopped taking tabs they wud return with a vengence. i tryed all sorts of things but nothing worked untill i started using Clinique No.2 clarafying lotion then E45 cream & it always works a treat to draw them & release the infection out but i have to continually use it or they come back. I even took a boil in my ear, needed antibiotics but i also used the Clinique & it burst on the second night. hope this is some use to u..............good luck:) I am desperate so will try anything, I've already got Clinique lotion but what is E45? Also the problem has to be internal since it's always in the same spot but I will try that.
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  • I am desperate so will try anything, I've already got Clinique lotion but what is E45? Also the problem has to be internal since it's always in the same spot but I will try that.E45 cream is a dermatological cream, it treats & soothes a wide range of shin conditions, its a product of Crookes healthcare UK. I dont really think its that actual cream that works, another one might do. I think the way it works is that the clinique lotions weakens the skin on the abcess, & the E45 cream softens it so it draws easier & gets the infection out. Here is the ingredients in E45 : white soft paraffin BP 14.5 % w/w, light liquid paraffin Ph Eur 12.6 % w/w. Hypoallergenic Anhydrous lanolin (Medilan)1.0%w/w. Also Contains: Glyceryl Monostearate,Citric Acid Monohydrate, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Cetostearyl Sulphate. Carbomer, Methyl Hydroxbenzoate, Propyl Hydroxybenzoate,Purified water. I like u was desperate & just starting trying things. I stumbled on this as i had it in the house, thought id give it a try. Its not a known treatment for boils/abcesses......but it was the only thing that actually worked for me. Hope it helps......Good luck :)
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  • I am desperate so will try anything, I've already got Clinique lotion but what is E45? Also the problem has to be internal since it's always in the same spot but I will try that.Hi, i am currently having simular problems, i have had minor surgery on two abbsess in the same area as yours and the second op was unsuccessfull meaning that i have been left with a sinus and open wound that will not heal causing recurrent boils in fact i have had four infections since the op. I have been advised i have a fistula, which i understand as being a abnormal sinus or tract in the bowel area that causes abbsess and i belive the fistula is feeding the abbcess therefore my wound is not healing. I am awaiting further surgery.I have found the process frustrating and uncomfortable and feel for you in this situation. It sounds like you have had many tests and i would suggest you ask for a second opinion if you are having no luck, medical proffesionalsl are the best people to help but don't be shy about repeating requests for answers and to feel healthy again.Best of luck,Suzie
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 14, 2009
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  • Well, this post is kinda late for your orginal question, but hopefully it helps someone else that stumbles across this thread.I've had multiple cysts for years, appearing in various parts of my body, sometimes one right after the other and lasting for months at a time... My research says possible problems range from genetic skin disorders to staph infection. I was told by the doc that I've got sebaceous cysts, that my condition is normal (not an infection or disease), and that it's tough to prevent recurrences.However, here are a few preventative methods that may help. Diet and excercise are important; cysts occur more often in overweight individuals. A diet high in fat and carbs is no good; try eating lean meats and vegetables regularly. Sweat could be related, so if you sweat heavily try to avoid strenuous activity in the heat, and wash thoroughly afterwards. Wash with antibacterial soap daily, and keep your clothing and sheets clean as well.For Sebaceous Cysts, the best treatment is to notice them early and put a warm compress or hot sitz bath for 15-20 minutes twice a day to help the swelling go down and possibly get it to come to a head and drain on its own. NEVER try to pop a sebaceous cyst cause it can drive the infection deeper (although i'm not sure about ganglion cysts... but if you dont know for sure what you have, best not to pop it!). If it doesnt drain on its own within about a week or two, go see your doctor and they'll prescribe antibiotics or surgically remove it (I recommend the surgery, cause it's worked better for me than antibiotics ever did).If you've never had a lump before, go to your doctor and find out what it is. The next time you get one you'll recognize it and properly treat it as your doctor prescribes.Good luck, and good health.
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    • September 15, 2009
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  • Hi Carolyn,I just read your post below and it's kinda shocking how our medical history look similar!!!In fact, abt a few mins before, i was discussing same with yet another surgeon! I 've had anal abscess for abt 2 years now and dont even remember the no of times i had surgery! I 've had fistulotomies on 3 occasions and drainage of abscess on several occasions. I went to singapore to have surgery with a anal/rectum specialist but still the same problem keeps coming up.The last doc i just consulted talked abt a seton. Anybody heard abt that? Is it an efficient way to get rid of this??Pls help!Thanks and goodluck to allRobertI'm an otherwise healthy 25/F. I just posted an extremely long message and wrongdiagnosis logged me out for being on here too long-lol. Have had so many abscess in the exact same spot for 2 years! Have had 3 fistulotomies, the first 2 done by general surgeons, the last by an anal/rectal surgeon. I have had so many abscesses that did not require fistulotomies I can't even count them. They are all in the exact same spot. I have had CAT scans, MRI's and today a colonoscopy to try to find out what's going on. Nothing found. I don't have any other medical problems. Lots of people have suggested Crohn's, but I only have "stomach problems" maybe a few days out of the month and it does not run in my family. Please advise, anything!!!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 27, 2009
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  • Hi Carolyn, I just read your post below and it's kinda shocking how our medical history look similar!!! In fact, abt a few mins before, i was discussing same with yet another surgeon! I 've had anal abscess for abt 2 years now and dont even remember the no of times i had surgery! I 've had fistulotomies on 3 occasions and drainage of abscess on several occasions. I went to singapore to have surgery with a anal/rectum specialist but still the same problem keeps coming up. The last doc i just consulted talked abt a seton. Anybody heard abt that? Is it an efficient way to get rid of this?? Happy New year Robert, A Seton procedure is where the surgeon inserts heavy suture thread through the fistula out into the rectum and out through the anus tying a knot in the suture thread. Potty and gravity gradually cut the tissue supposedly allowing the fistula/abscess to heal and ultimately close. This process can take up to 6 months to accomplish it's task and the last few weeks get really tough. Dull pain and me being a real sh-- made my family glad when the Dr. finally cut the string. I went through this process this last winter (Feb - Sep) with ZERO success. I have an uncorrected perianal abscess that has also plagued me for over 2 yrs. Nothing has helped. Anyone out there have any ideas or recommendations?
    bobgray1 1 Replies
    • January 4, 2010
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  • Robert, I had a loose seton installed on 022810. This is different from a cutting seton as discribed. Mine is rubber and looks like a thin ruberband which is tied loose and does not cut the tissue. It will be in for 4 weeks and is used to allow drainage of the fistula. It will be removed and the fistula will be closed using a firber glue plug to fill the cavity. I had 3 prior procedures were the abscess/ fistula was lanced and drained using packing gauze. All were done by a colorectal surgeon. As for different options, try http://www.fascrs.org/ I found it very informative. Hope this helps.Hi Carolyn, I just read your post below and it's kinda shocking how our medical history look similar!!! In fact, abt a few mins before, i was discussing same with yet another surgeon! I 've had anal abscess for abt 2 years now and dont even remember the no of times i had surgery! I 've had fistulotomies on 3 occasions and drainage of abscess on several occasions. I went to singapore to have surgery with a anal/rectum specialist but still the same problem keeps coming up. The last doc i just consulted talked abt a seton. Anybody heard abt that? Is it an efficient way to get rid of this?? Happy New year Robert, A Seton procedure is where the surgeon inserts heavy suture thread through the fistula out into the rectum and out through the anus tying a knot in the suture thread. Potty and gravity gradually cut the tissue supposedly allowing the fistula/abscess to heal and ultimately close. This process can take up to 6 months to accomplish it's task and the last few weeks get really tough. Dull pain and me being a real sh-- made my family glad when the Dr. finally cut the string. I went through this process this last winter (Feb - Sep) with ZERO success. I have an uncorrected perianal abscess that has also plagued me for over 2 yrs. Nothing has helped. Anyone out there have any ideas or recommendations?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 31, 2010
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  • [I have got a seton in at the moment and it is so irritating. It is only a loose one as well.After having massive doses of I.V antibiotics that didnt work, I had to have emergency surgery on my perianal abscess, it was all so sudden, blew up to a massive size within four days. Mine is heavily draining still every day. It is non stop I dont even know where all this disgusting gunk is coming from. But I suppose that its working then! I have been having 3 sitz baths per day in salt water trying to heal or dry up the wound. and ...Its not happenning. Mine seton in for 4 weeks as well. I just want this thing out an over with. What a horrible experience. I feel so terrible for you poor people who have had to go through this more than once.This is my first but it looks like everyone s has come back .
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  • Hi BobI feel for both you and Carolyn, although I have not had an anal abscess or fistulotomies I have had numerous uncorrected abscesses in my goin that have plagued me for over 2 yrs, some of which never healed. Seven rounds of antibiotics many creams, lotions, sitz baths and lots of doctor visits without any long term success. Being in contant pain and not wanting to venture too far from home was really wearing on me. I was beyond frustrated and felt terrible. The antibiotics had also taken thier toll on my digestive system, I am still recovering from that.I ran into a freind I hadn't seen for a while and got to talking about my problem. He told me a story about a realitve who developed a MRSA infection in the hospital after a surgury. Same kind of situation, wound that would not heal, round after round of antibiotics, doctor said they would just have to live with it! What a thing to say.After a year they started using a product called Alligin and after three weeks it started to heal and four months latter it compleatly healed up. I was wandering if I had MRSA, really got me thinking. If it healed a MRSA infection when drugs failed maybe it would help me.My friend gave me the web address www.treatingstaphsuperbugmrsa.com and told me to check it out. He said they were realy helpful and answered questions promptly.Great site with tons of info, scientific studies and articals. After spending several days researching Alligin and Alligel I ordered some and began the following protocal twice a day to start and then once a day after wounds began to heal.Apply a warm compress for 5-10 min. and clean wound throughly. Put alligel directly in the wound and then impregnate a lint or gauze dressing and stuff it in the wound do this at least once a day untill wound heals over. Continue to apply alligel several times a day untill completely healed.In addition to the above protocal take 2 or more alligin caupsules 3 times a day untill wound begins to heal then reduce to 1 capsule 3 times a day untill wound heals over. then 1 or more a day as a maintenance dose.It took about three months but my abcesses have comlpetely healed, not only that I think it is helping my gut, I feel better.I don't know if it will do the same for you but what do you have to loose. Check it out www.treatingstaphsuperbugmrsa.comGood luckAlanHi Carolyn, I just read your post below and it's kinda shocking how our medical history look similar!!! In fact, abt a few mins before, i was discussing same with yet another surgeon! I 've had anal abscess for abt 2 years now and dont even remember the no of times i had surgery! I 've had fistulotomies on 3 occasions and drainage of abscess on several occasions. I went to singapore to have surgery with a anal/rectum specialist but still the same problem keeps coming up. The last doc i just consulted talked abt a seton. Anybody heard abt that? Is it an efficient way to get rid of this?? Happy New year Robert, A Seton procedure is where the surgeon inserts heavy suture thread through the fistula out into the rectum and out through the anus tying a knot in the suture thread. Potty and gravity gradually cut the tissue supposedly allowing the fistula/abscess to heal and ultimately close. This process can take up to 6 months to accomplish it's task and the last few weeks get really tough. Dull pain and me being a real sh-- made my family glad when the Dr. finally cut the string. I went through this process this last winter (Feb - Sep) with ZERO success. I have an uncorrected perianal abscess that has also plagued me for over 2 yrs. Nothing has helped. Anyone out there have any ideas or recommendations?
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  • I'm an otherwise healthy 25/F. I just posted an extremely long message and wrongdiagnosis logged me out for being on here too long-lol. Have had so many abscess in the exact same spot for 2 years! Have had 3 fistulotomies, the first 2 done by general surgeons, the last by an anal/rectal surgeon. I have had so many abscesses that did not require fistulotomies I can't even count them. They are all in the exact same spot. I have had CAT scans, MRI's and today a colonoscopy to try to find out what's going on. Nothing found. I don't have any other medical problems. Lots of people have suggested Crohn's, but I only have "stomach problems" maybe a few days out of the month and it does not run in my family. Please advise, anything!!!Hi There, I agree completely with the concept of the diagnosis of Chron´s Disease should be ruled out since the treatment for this condition would be totally different. Recurrent abscess also are related to obstructing perianal glands. We usually do a procedure where all anal cryptae are surgically open and usually is successfull. Ask to your colorectal surgeon. I hope this information helps. Regards
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  • hey well im a 17 year old male..i been having perianal abscess' since i was about 13.i have had about 4 a year, until recently i bought these antibacterial whips called "wet-ones" they remove 99.99% of all bacteria.you can buy them from your local drugstore.i use them the second i feel an abscess comming on.Its like magic.the next day it will b smaller, then the day after that it will be completely gone.ever since i been using then i havent gotten 1.But i have found out that you have 2 use them as soon as you feel one comming on, otherwise it wont work.My mom uses them also for hers.the whips cost about 6-7bucks, and worth every penny.i highly recomend using them for your abscess'..100% effective TRY THEM! THEY WORK! ,eddie
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  • I just had my second abscess lanced today. This time i was put on antibiotics for 2 weeks b/c my lymph nodes in my groin on the same side are huge and tender. What is the next step if they keep recurring? I know i don't want to have to keep going through this my whole life :( the first one happened 5 months ago...this time the time for it to become huge was a matter of 4 days...and unfortunatly i was out of town on vacation (it was a horrible and painful vacation b/c of it)I don't know if i should as my dr about this seton thing since this is only my second one...any advice?
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  • I'm an otherwise healthy 25/F. I just posted an extremely long message and wrongdiagnosis logged me out for being on here too long-lol. Have had so many abscess in the exact same spot for 2 years! Have had 3 fistulotomies, the first 2 done by general surgeons, the last by an anal/rectal surgeon. I have had so many abscesses that did not require fistulotomies I can't even count them. They are all in the exact same spot. I have had CAT scans, MRI's and today a colonoscopy to try to find out what's going on. Nothing found. I don't have any other medical problems. Lots of people have suggested Crohn's, but I only have "stomach problems" maybe a few days out of the month and it does not run in my family. Please advise, anything!!!Carolyn,My name is Jennifer, I am 32 years old and Ive had atleast 40 abscess surgeries in the rectum. Since I was about your age Ive been getting them every 4-5 months. Ive had EVERY test and type of surgery posted on this wall. setons, fibrin glue, fistuloctomy, drainage, etc.... Let me for-warn you that this problem you have will only get worse. With every lousey surgery I had the abscess came back and grew further up in my rectum making it harder to get with surgery. In July of 09 I had a abscess occur that refused t go away. Drainage was not working and I became very ill with fever. I became desperate to live a normal life. My doctor at the time told me "your case is too complex for me and I feel I am not qualified to treat you anymore". I asked my doctor "Who would you send your daughter to if she had this problem?" and he gave me the name of DR. JEFFERY MILSOM in NY Prespertyrian hospital. He is the Chief colon and rectal surgeon there and they actually built an entire wing of the hospital their just for his patients.Dr. Milsom handels complex rectal abscesses (thats his specialty). He has been a god-send! He knew right away that I had a major and complex problem that wasnt going to go away easily. Dr. Milsom came up with a game plan for me. He was going to go in through my stomach! He went in endoscopically through my stomach, pushed aside my female organs and got to the root of the ***n problem!! He saw a bunch of "rotted tissue" clinging to my colon. He didnt know what caused it because like you I had no history of disease. So here comes the ****ty part... he cut the abscess out but it was so adhered to my colon that it took a piece of my colon with it when it was pulled out. The doctor tried several times to sew up my colon after the surgery but was unable to keep me from infection. I ended up with an illeostomy!!! (a bag on your stomach that your poop empties into!). He had to put this bag on in order for my colon to heal without infection after the removal of the abscess. So 6 months after the illeostomy was put on I had it reversed and my colon seems to be working now. Ive had no abscess and im on the road to recvery. The good part is that Dr. Milsom has given me some hope because he has the incredible skill to actually get to the abscess surgically which is very difficut with rectal abscesses and it took me years to figure out that was the problem that these doctors were having..they just couldnt get to it! The thing that I wish I wuld have known years ago was that if you have too many fistoloctomies they can make you loose control over your bowels. Its taken me a full year to get this problem under control. Ive had to leave my job, pay $25,000 just for Dr. Milsoms surgical skills (I have COBRA). But when you get desperate to live a normal life you'll do anything.My abscesses were just causing so much pain and suffering..each time I had one I would be in the hospital for atleast a few days.I hope this time I finally beat this thing! I let you know in another 6 months how I am!
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  • Carolyn,My name is Jennifer, I am 32 years old and Ive had atleast 40 abscess surgeries in the rectum. Since I was about your age Ive been getting them every 4-5 months. Ive had EVERY test and type of surgery posted on this wall. setons, fibrin glue, fistuloctomy, drainage, etc.... Let me for-warn you that this problem you have will only get worse. With every lousey surgery I had the abscess came back and grew further up in my rectum making it harder to get with surgery. In July of 09 I had a abscess occur that refused t go away. Drainage was not working and I became very ill with fever. I became desperate to live a normal life. My doctor at the time told me "your case is too complex for me and I feel I am not qualified to treat you anymore". I asked my doctor "Who would you send your daughter to if she had this problem?" and he gave me the name of DR. JEFFERY MILSOM in NY Prespertyrian hospital. He is the Chief colon and rectal surgeon there and they actually built an entire wing of the hospital their just for his patients.Dr. Milsom handels complex rectal abscesses (thats his specialty). He has been a god-send! He knew right away that I had a major and complex problem that wasnt going to go away easily. Dr. Milsom came up with a game plan for me. He was going to go in through my stomach! He went in endoscopically through my stomach, pushed aside my female organs and got to the root of the ***n problem!! He saw a bunch of "rotted tissue" clinging to my colon. He didnt know what caused it because like you I had no history of disease. So here comes the ****ty part... he cut the abscess out but it was so adhered to my colon that it took a piece of my colon with it when it was pulled out. The doctor tried several times to sew up my colon after the surgery but was unable to keep me from infection. I ended up with an illeostomy!!! (a bag on your stomach that your poop empties into!). He had to put this bag on in order for my colon to heal without infection after the removal of the abscess. So 6 months after the illeostomy was put on I had it reversed and my colon seems to be working now. Ive had no abscess and im on the road to recvery. The good part is that Dr. Milsom has given me some hope because he has the incredible skill to actually get to the abscess surgically which is very difficut with rectal abscesses and it took me years to figure out that was the problem that these doctors were having..they just couldnt get to it! The thing that I wish I wuld have known years ago was that if you have too many fistoloctomies they can make you loose control over your bowels. Its taken me a full year to get this problem under control. Ive had to leave my job, pay $25,000 just for Dr. Milsoms surgical skills (I have COBRA). But when you get desperate to live a normal life you'll do anything.My abscesses were just causing so much pain and suffering..each time I had one I would be in the hospital for atleast a few days.I hope this time I finally beat this thing! I let you know in another 6 months how I am!I have had dozens of surgeries in the same area for over a decade. The abcess is near my rectum and can get as big as a baseball overnight. I have no health issues except for the reoccuring abcess. I have done the soaks & taken the antibiotics. The best antibiotic was Levaquin, but its quite harsh on my body, only for the abcess to reoccur after antibiotic treatment. I've noticed just before the abcess appears, I have a faint pain the day before in the upper part of my leg. I then take Levaquin at the first sign of pain, the abcess will still appear just not as big, but the abcess must be drained in order for the antibiotic to work. I use Petro Carbo from Watkins to 'suck' the infection out, even if the Dr has lanced it open. And make sure you use some kind of pad because when the skin breaks open, it can be messy. Soak in water so hot you can bearly take it, just make sure someone knows your in the tub in case you faint from the heat.. no kidding. I've been very light-headed soaking is such hot water, but it works. Roughly every two weeks I end up in the Dr's office for the abcess to once again be lanced open. It has unfortunatley become a way of life for me. Hope this helps.
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  • Ive had the same issue as many of you. Its been going on for at least 3 years. I have had two minor surgeries to have it drained. And too many to count that end up draining themselves (very uncomfortable) Not really sure what to do about this! Anybody have any success with this?
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  • I'm an otherwise healthy 25/F. I just posted an extremely long message and wrongdiagnosis logged me out for being on here too long-lol. Have had so many abscess in the exact same spot for 2 years! Have had 3 fistulotomies, the first 2 done by general surgeons, the last by an anal/rectal surgeon. I have had so many abscesses that did not require fistulotomies I can't even count them. They are all in the exact same spot. I have had CAT scans, MRI's and today a colonoscopy to try to find out what's going on. Nothing found. I don't have any other medical problems. Lots of people have suggested Crohn's, but I only have "stomach problems" maybe a few days out of the month and it does not run in my family. Please advise, anything!!!CarolynL1983;85177. Please go see an Infectious Disease doctor. If this a type of strep in your body, you will need antibiotics. I get these & even though my doc gave me the strep test and it was negative, it may be that I got it from my husband, who has had several abscesses. They came to a head, he went to a dr and they cut it out; gave him antibiotics and they don't return for several years. Another friend's husband use to have these. His dr recommended antibiotics and had everyone in the family use a prescription medication in each of their nostrils and their problems NEVER returned. Once my husband gets to my Infectious Disease dr and has the test and does the nostril routine, I doubt we will have the problem anymore. I also have the medication to use and will be doing so soon.
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  • Hi Carolyn, I also suffer from recurring abcesses have been for 6 yrs now and as with you all the tests have brought back no reason:confused: It is frustrating and irrating at the same time. Each one starts with a tingling feeling in my **m cheek then within hours it starts to turn red, followed within 48hours of a firey fever which generally results in hospitalisation for days and in there somewhere a drainage surgery along with antibiotics. I go home and sometimes immediately or months later I get another. Mine however are rarely in the same place and for some reason my last two surgeries have not been on the area where I told them the abcess was nor have they fixed the particular issue at the time as a result of surgery on the wrong part, I guess when they dont do scans to locate they aren't going to hit the right spot! I have no answers and would like some too. I guess the reason I am adding to your post is so you know your not alone.Cazzer :(
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  • i'm an otherwise healthy 25/f. I just posted an extremely long message and wrongdiagnosis logged me out for being on here too long-lol. Have had so many abscess in the exact same spot for 2 years! Have had 3 fistulotomies, the first 2 done by general surgeons, the last by an anal/rectal surgeon. I have had so many abscesses that did not require fistulotomies i can't even count them. They are all in the exact same spot. I have had cat scans, mri's and today a colonoscopy to try to find out what's going on. Nothing found. I don't have any other medical problems. Lots of people have suggested crohn's, but i only have "stomach problems" maybe a few days out of the month and it does not run in my family. Please advise, anything!!!try looking up anal fistula, thats what i have, i had to tell the surgeon to look for it as they didnt have a clue, crazy i know, but true....'never believe anything unless it feels right in urself'
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