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09-04-2017, 01:17 AM   #1
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Should I get my Perianal Abscess drained?

After a trip to the ER and a few nights at the hospital, they told me I had an anal abscess but that it was too small to surgically remove. This is my first abscess.

After reading about other's experiences, Ive become worried about what i should do next. The doctor sent me home with Doxycycline and Cefpodoxime for antibiotics, and said to call if its not shrunk in the next few days.
My main question is,
Is it possible for these to go away on their own, if of small enough size? Should I see a different doctor? The pain is severe, I've had to take off work and constantly ice/sitz bath to feel somewhat decent. Im exhausted and just want it gone.
Also, I apologize if this isn't the right place to post this question.
09-04-2017, 06:08 AM   #2
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If it is not resolved soon, i would consider another doctor.
10-24-2017, 11:59 PM   #3
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It's possible it can resolve or may drain on it's own, but I agree if it gets worse to seek medical attention
10-25-2017, 10:12 AM   #4
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If it is giving you pain and if it does not subside then the abscess is probably getting worse. Don't hesitate to call your doctor if it does not start to improve.
10-28-2017, 02:13 PM   #5
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I would suggest you visit another CRS. Don't waste time.
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