I’ve recently had a drain inserted into the side of an abscess which was not draining properly. I initially had setons inserted but there was remaining infection from my original abscess, and this was banking up, so I had a ‘mushroom drain’ put in which pops open at the top to make sure the drain doesn’t fall out, and is stitched in to the side of my original ‘abscess hole’.
The drain is about 6cm long and skin-coloured, and has stitches around in which connect to my bottom (looks scary)
Has anyone else had a similar drain to help clear an infection in the peri-anal area? I have heard tonnes about setons but not so much about these types of drains.
At the moment I wear liners to catch the drainage. The drain is quite uncomfortable to live with but it has to do its job I guess. I find it hard because I am sitting all day at my job and it pokes into my skin and get irritated.
I have no idea how long it is going to be left in but I was told it would be taken out. I have a follow up on noonday, but I was just wondering: what are your expericnes with these drains and how long were yours left in for?
Did you have to go under a general anaesthetic again to get it taken out? I am hoping they can just take it out at the drs surgery without anaesthetic as I cant get any more time off work.
Would appreciate anyone’s drain tales!