Well in my other post I said my abdomen was tender to the slightest touch. I also noted that the area where I had a localized infection before due to a piece of suture remaining since it grew in is the area that was painful.
I looked at the area while in the bathroom and saw the same area was swollen, red and gave off heat. Some of the skin was also purplish, which it was before and the doc was able to break that skin away by placing a q tip in the hole that it left and rolling it downward to open the area up more.
When noticing the area was swollen (it also has lots of dry skin) I was scratching and peeling the dry skin off. One area started to seep a thin yellow liquid. After my shower I gently pulled at the sides to try and open the area so that it could drain. It worked. The pus was so foul odored that I nearly gagged and I have a strong stomach when it comes to bad odors. I was able to gently squeeze the area and got about 10cc of pus out. It was a greenish brown with blood mixed in. I had a sterile qtip and used that to open the area up a little more like my doc did before but not as open as he got it before. I was able to get some of a gauze pad in the hole since that was what the doc reccomended before.
I still plan on going to the office tomorrow and seeing one of the covering docs since mine is on vacation. Maybe this time rather than just packing gauze in they will also place me on ABs. It was fully healed by Sept 4th, it popped before on july 22. I start my new job in a week I cant call out on my first day....hopefully there isnt a bigger abscess like I had after my ostomy surgeries where I would need a drain.
For those with drains, did you have to stay overnight at the hospital or were you able to return to your normal life immediately following?
This would be another localized infection I think more so than they type of abscess I had before but I am not a doc so I cant tell that for sure