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Peri-anal abscesses

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AnnCardiff Report 3 Dec 2012 18:55

I'm glad I posted - have had some good advice here - thanks guys


SylviaInCanada Report 3 Dec 2012 19:46

Ann ...................

you may have received some good advice,

but your son's problem is now spread all over the internet.

My daughter would lynch me if I did such a thing!


AnnCardiff Report 3 Dec 2012 20:00

I don't see it as a problem and neither would my son

he is without doubt the most precious thing in my life, I would die for him, and if I can get any advice to stop these awful things recurring then I'll try anything

the medical people haven't come up with anything at all and this has been happening for years now


SylviaInCanada Report 3 Dec 2012 20:09


It would have been possible to ask for information without naming the person ............... just saying "someone I know has ....."

Maybe I'm almost paranoid about how much information is posted on these boards, because it is all picked up by Google, often within seconds, and it is then out there for ever and a day.


LollyWithSprinklez Report 3 Dec 2012 20:18

It is caused by an ingrowing hair on his bum for gawd sake :-(

I don't think it is anything to hang his head in shame and be afraid to mention

Ann says her son has a good sense of humour my son is much the same and wouldn't be phased at all by me talking about such at thing :-D :-D


AnnCardiff Report 3 Dec 2012 20:30

and have I named him? I don't think so


AnnCardiff Report 3 Dec 2012 22:05

pleased to report that the op has been done and apparently he's sitting up in bed eating a tuna sandwich - first food of the day!!!


Cynthia Report 3 Dec 2012 22:12

That's good. You must be very relieved. Cx


AnnCardiff Report 3 Dec 2012 22:14

very relieved, thanks!!!


ann Report 3 Dec 2012 22:15

Thats good Ann all over and done with.My oh had a ingrowing hair at the bottom of his spine 8 years ago.What a mess they made of him.He had his wound stitched up in a blanket stitch.He had to sleep on his stomach for a week.It then turned into a infection.Not nice but thankfully first and last so far.Hope its your sons last one


LollyWithSprinklez Report 3 Dec 2012 22:17

Excellent...Had a nasty feeling they would reschedule!!


Sharron Report 3 Dec 2012 22:41

My partner gets infected piles which I think must be something different.

They make him unwell until they burst.

Rather than keep getting anti-biotics he now sits in a bath of Epsom salts a few times until they burst and then hot brine afterwards.


supercrutch Report 3 Dec 2012 22:50

Glad it's over Ann, let's hope he is clear of them for a while.

BTW I know Ann quite well and I know she wouldn't post anything that she felt was too personal on the www.

Anyway it makes a change from her blasted toe :-P



AnnCardiff Report 3 Dec 2012 23:34

oh my poor toe!!!!! ;-)

thanks guys - I'm sure he'll be fine now and have a nice nurse to come in every day to pack it!!! still, if they didn't have to dig too deep it won't take much packing - fingers crossed

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Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 4 Dec 2012 05:49

As long as the wound stays uninfected and heals well he should be fine now.Ann, hope he is soon feeling 100% well again.

I know someone whose son had the same thing but it didn't heal well at all and it took a long time to be right. Not sure if he looked after the wound properly tho.

My own son had a similar problem recently but after antibiotics and cream it seems to have cleared up, maybe because he caught it very early.

O.h.'s youngest son had the ame thing and had to have an op to get the hair out and clean the wound, but his healed well too and no more problems as far as we know (he's in the States now)

It seems to be a very common problem for men, maybe an exfoliating time when they bath will help prevent further problems.



Patricia Report 4 Dec 2012 07:31

Ann, I had one of these 35 years ago. I had the op and have never had it again.

Until I went to the doctors and mentioned it, when I didn't have an abcess, they hadn't realised exactly what it was!

Having ridden in train cabs myself, I bet it was the cause, as I was told that during the war when they used jeeps it happened a lot to the solders too!

The daily change of packing I found to be the worst part, but was told to sit in a warm bath beforehand to soften it up. I was in hospital 3 days but off work 6 weeks. You may want to buy him a childs rubber ring [used in swimming] as it will be painful to sit for a while


AnnCardiff Report 4 Dec 2012 13:46

well just had a surprising discussion with my daughter in law - apparently these abscesses are not caused by hairs at all - that appears to be the problem - they hav no idea what's causing them - baffling - so he is booked in for an MRI scan to see if they can fathom it out


supercrutch Report 4 Dec 2012 13:52

Well that's a result, an investigation :-D hopefully he'll get a definitive answer as to the cause.


AnnCardiff Report 4 Dec 2012 13:58

do hope so Sue!!!! it's been a real pain in the wotsit!!!


AnnCardiff Report 5 Dec 2012 16:05

well visited my son this afternoon - he's doing fine -and during the course of our conversaton he tells me that the surgeon who did the op, the same one who operated on him in May this year, says that in his opinion the problem is -

23 years ago my son had his first problem and then it was an ingrowing hair - surgeon is of the opinion that they did not track that hair through to it's source and left a piece there and that it what has been causing all these abscesses and hopefully the MRI scan will prove this - then they can get that offending piece of hair out and hey presto - no more probs - so fingers crossed