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01-21-2017, 12:27 AM   #1
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Abscess Healing?

Last Sunday, I went to the ER for abscess and had it drained. The abscess was right below a fistula scar that formed 4 years ago. This is the 2nd time I've had abscess but the first time, I didn't require surgery so I am not quite sure what to except.

I had the drainage last sunday and was kept in the hospital for 2 days. No fistulas were found. I was told to have it packed and dressed daily. 6 days later, I've little drainage (blood or some pus i believe).

I've increased my vitamin c and e intake as well as anti-inflammatory food for faster recovery. Wondering how long it my take to heal? The wound is approx 1.5cm-2cm deep. Any tips to manage the wound? Is packing necessary as it hurts to get it done. Thanks
01-21-2017, 12:45 AM   #2
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Hi Kancer,
I am speaking from experience. you need to keep that area clean no matter what. Sitz baths are a really good idea. If you aren't sure what they are ask the local pharmacy. Most of all get back to a doctor and ask questions. That is what they are there for. I encourage you to pm me if you need help. I like helping people. i have had 14 rear end surgeries myself so i have been around the block.

Hope I can help,

Cheers.

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01-22-2017, 07:52 AM   #3
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May I know how long it may take to heal? I am really worried about the healing part as I have to return to university.
01-23-2017, 01:20 AM   #4
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Hey Kancer,

It is kind of like the lottery. All you can do is the best you can do. You might win, you might lose. I hope you win! BIG TIME WIN. Be smart and do the best you can, these are terrible things to deal with. I will do my best to try to help you. If you have questions pm me(I WILL RESPOND) When i needed help I never even knew this site existed. I want to help others, even those i don't know. Talk to me and i will do my best.

Peace my friend,

May happy days await you,

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02-01-2017, 08:03 PM   #5
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Hey Kancer,

Hope you are OK bud,

Give me a shout!


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02-03-2017, 04:30 AM   #6
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Hi Cmack,

The wound is healing nicely with some discharge (blood and yellow liquid).

Sadly, I have another abscess in another bum that needs I&D on Monday. Life keeps kicking me down
02-03-2017, 03:18 PM   #7
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Hang in there you will get better.

Keeping you in my prayers,

Talk to me any time! I really do understand what you are going through. It is a wicked illness.


Your bud,

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02-03-2017, 11:25 PM   #8
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I don't hate many things.

It takes up too much energy to hate people or things. But I sure do hate IBD with a damn passion!

(Hatred is reserved for only the very worst, even then I try to look past it and find something positive)
02-04-2017, 09:42 AM   #9
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I don't hate many things.

It takes up too much energy to hate people or things. But I sure do hate IBD with a damn passion!

(Hatred is reserved for only the very worst, even then I try to look past it and find something positive)
Thank you so much for your support!
02-04-2017, 11:18 AM   #10
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Any time bud.


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