Post Edited (MAG102886) : 3/3/2009 1:58:56 PM (GMT-7)
I'm not sure about the fistula, she may have one. I think it started draining into her anal canal and they put a drain in to assist in the drainage last July and cleaned out the abcess (supposedly) I'm not sure anymore. After a few weeks they took the drain out and then put it back in in October because she had stopped draining and she could feel the pressure building up. However, nothing happened she has been draining all this time then 2 weeks ago they went in and "irrigated the abcess" and put in 2 more drains.
So if the surgery is just cleaning out the abcess she has had that twice now and she's been on Cipro for a couple of months - not now though. Her surgeon said the abcess goes almost from her tailbone to nearly her vagina. The first surgeon was from our colo-rectal surgeons office but not the one treating her. I'm hoping that since it was her treating dr. that did the surgery 2 weeks ago he will have a better understanding of the size, location etc. of hth abcess and somehow that will help her.
The pain she is experiencing with this abcess is intolerable. Is that normal with most abcesses?
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