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12-19-2013, 05:06 AM   #1
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What is post op i&d of abscess supposed to feel like?

This was my first incision and drainage (no packing necessary on this one). Happened yesterday morning and today it feels like i kinda got kicked in the cooley really hard. Sitz baths sting the wound also. Is this all part of the process? How long should it hurt like this?
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12-22-2013, 11:47 AM   #2
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It is a little different each time and for each person. It can really be affected by how much scraping they had to do. I would count on a good week of discomfort. You may find relief from sitting on a heating pad.
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12-22-2013, 12:09 PM   #3
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I'm with sailor on the fact that it depends but generally it's uncomfortable to sit, a bit of blood, itching as the area heals. I was encouraged to do sitz baths but they stung. I lied down all the time with a heating pad under my butt.
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