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Perirectal abscess , Fistula

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  • Posted By: jensntx
  • January 3, 2011
  • 02:07 AM


I am a 41 yr. old female with a reoccurring perirectal abscess that is now a fistula. I do not have med insurance !
The first time I go it I was about 22 and was givin antibiotics and it went away. The second time was about 7 yrs. later. I had surgery (put under) and cut open and drained. They had gauze n it and I was told 2 replace. As far as I remember there was never a follow up. The third time Dec 26, 09 I had it cut open drained (wide awake). They said not to put gauze n, just had to b cleaned out every day and slowly close bk. Fr nside out. It was the holidays so it was a minor emergency room clinic. I saw a different doctor every time all of which told me something different, contradictory. This was also the first time I was told something could be done about it. I was told the cyst could be removed but not until it had healed. Fourth time 10-13-10, cut open drained (wide awake, btw scale fr 1-10 4 pain, 20) same thing left open cleaned every day. I was told this time it was ecoli not staf (not that I was told whether it was any of these the times b4). Now sayin I have a fistula an opening, tear n my lower intestines that are leaking n2 the pour and I have to c a colon specialist and have it repaired.
I have been trying to research and am very confused and scared. I have read all these horror stories about it not working and possibly spreading to new locations. I don’t have insurance I can’t afford the $, time off wk. and the possibility of it not working and spreading. How do I find a reliable colon specialist,….. Any advice on anything would b appreciated.
12-26-10 got really bad cramps (thought period, getting older worse) n bed 4 2 days, even though wasn’t my time. Was not do to period, 12-28-10 noticed its back its still small, and I will b going to my general practitioner tmrw to hopefully get on antibiotcs, and it will go away. I`ve been told and read once its there antibiotics wont work but it did the first time.
Thanks 4 ur time and advice

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