I had colorectal surgery for horseshoe abscesses I had 3 drains in one on the right lower bum cheek one on the lower left bum cheek and one right above my anus they all looped thru my anus ... the one on left lower bum cheek and the one above my anus they are gone fell out...the holes in the skin that
opened around my drain have closed up completely in those two areas... I am freaking out bc my surgeon explained to me the drains are in to keep the incision
opened to drain out the abscess infection if thee drain seton falls out yes the outside incision will heal up and close but inside me there will be a tunnel and the abscess will keep coming back and infection will fill up that inside tunnel.
my question is this defiantly going to happen my drains are gone the outside incision is closed but inside the tunnel
open will the abcess infection come back for sure is that defiantly going to happen?! one drain fell out a month ago and the infection did come back and they put in a new drain and then new drain is gone along with the top one above my anus...I am having throbbing pain n swelling I did contact my surgeon n he told me to get to close er and get transfer to him but the hospital didn't listen to me sent me home w nothing and said I have to wait till its worse for them to medically transfer me...I'm just wondering is it a gurantee the abscess is going to come back full blown I don't want to end up worse and possible sepsis again and I don't understand why they wouldn't have sent me to fix it early my surgeon is infuriated that they didn't send me... please help me understand what's going to happen to me now....
***I'm not sure if it seton is the right word but the drained looped out of the incision hole and that is gone something is still in there a thick blue band but it sticks out thru my anus but its not coming out of my left lower bum cheek and the wound incision hole is totaly closed please any insight or advice will be helpful I'm just wondering if abscess will indefiantly start to come (form) again....?????????
Post Edited (Jackee27) : 4/13/2013 12:26:42 AM (GMT-6)