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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Recurrent anal abscesses over past 4 years
I have recurrent anal abscesses over past 4 years. I have had at least 3 fistulotomy surgeries and a few drainings. It`s also drained on its own. I have taken antibiotics ocassionally for it. As you can imagine, it`s been a nightmare. I have missed a lot of work due to this. I have had a colonoscopy, MRI and sonogram which have revealed nothing and have had seen several doctors. I think I have another one coming back as I feel it and have a fever. This condition has caused me to get addicted to painkillers, which I just recently entered myself into detox for and am not attending NA.
PLEASE HELP ME.
This is a case for a specialist in proctology. Please find one near you; if you have already seen one, consider getting a second opinion.
Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati