Year-Old Perianal Abscess Scar Acting Up

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   Posted 9/24/2017 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I'm new and I hope this is the right place to post this topic. I didn't see another place to post it and I had seen someone asking questions about the same type of thing on here. Anyways, about a year ago I had to go to the ER to drain a very bad and large perianal abscess. It was cleaned up and I was placed on antibiotics and everything because I'm Diabetic Type 1. It took two months, but it healed perfectly fine. No fĂ­stulas or infections or relapses. I just had a somewhat large scar as a souvenir, but didn't bother me in anything.

This Friday it started to get very warm and sting, no redness or inflammation visible. I had had stomach issues and mild toilet troubles, which seemed to trigger whatever is happening. Today it looks swollen and it's hot. I get occasional stabs of sharp pain or burning, sometimes I feel almost normal, other times its uncomfortable but still can move around and do things, other times it's like a piece of hot coal is pressing against my butt cheeks.

I've had no fevers or chills like the first time, but my blood sugar has been on the high side since this started. Is it coming back? I have a doctor appointment tomorrow with the specialist in the afternoon but I'm worried and trying to figure out at least some idea of what's wrong with me. Thank you for any help.

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   Posted 9/24/2017 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds to me like it's starting to re-form. Many times, the abscess will heal on the outside but not all the way on the inside, leaving a little pocket of air that can get re-infected. Hopefully you've caught it in time, though, and that's great that you'll be seeing the specialist. Make sure, if it is drained again, that you ask for it to be packed each day so that it can heal slowly from the inside-out.
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