The peri-rectal abcess that nearly killed me this time last year is trying to make a come-back. I certainly would appreciate your prayers! A year ago Christmas, a big nasty abcess drained through my brand new perineal fistula. The abcess was close to septic and I got a horrendous case of cellulitus (I had a very bad Dr). Good Drs put in a seton, and I spent 3 months on Flagyl and Levaquin -- they saved me. I started remicade this summer and have been feeling great since.
But 2 days ago I started to get a little bloody drainage out of the fistula and yesterday noticed a small swollen spot in the area of the old abcess. It is a just a little tender and I can feel something hard if I push (yes, I guess if I stopped pushing on it, it wouldn't be tender ).
Last night when I felt the hard area I said "oh no you don't!" and pulled out my supply of flagyl. I want to nip it in the bud!! I'm going to put in a call to my Dr tomorrow. I really really don't want that abcess again. I am guessing that the old abcess didn't completely shut -- it was large and I am sure the area was damaged. Anyone else have this happen?? I am praying it goes away and that it isn't a new abcess. I really don't want to start collecting abcesses and fistulas like some others on this forum! Not my idea of a hobby!
I had mild peripheral neuropathy in my toes after taking flagyl for 3 months so my Dr may switch to something else. The nerve damage is almost completely gone. Question -- can you keep taking flagyl if you had nerve damage in the past??
Sorry for the long post. I appreciate your prayers and advice!