Oh you didn't do anything wrong. I had this happen too. It is fairly common, unfortunately. You story sounds just like mine -- A couple of weeks after Dr. O. drained a small abscess, I got another one in the same spot. I too spotted it early and called Dr. O immediately. He took me in the OR the next day! He really is a caring doc! I too thought I had done something wrong and he said no -- sometimes the incision heals unevenly. It just happens.
For my first two abscesses, Dr. O
opened them up and they healed just fine. It was my third one that healed unevenly. I am so srry it happened to you. But aren't you glad you can now spot an abscess when it is small? And that you have a very responsive and excellent Doc!!!!! I can now spot an abscess in the dark from a mile away. I am like an abscess hound dog. Not something I can put on my resume, but a very handy skill indeed! Never again will I let one go untreated!!
So let Dr. O take care of it for you and I bet you will be done with it. Take care!
Diagnosed with Crohn's in early 2007. Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons. Allergic to Remicade and Humira. Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.