Anal Abscess (cont.)
Anal Abscess Follow-up
Patients may have pain for several days following surgery, but should improve over time.
- Patients may not have stitches. Infected wounds such as abscesses are left open to drain. If they were stitched shut they would just fill with pus again. There may be packing left in
the wound, which usually will be removed by the health care practitioner after a few days.
- Patients may need to take an antibiotic and pain medication for several days, depending on
- Using stool softeners and adhering to good hygiene, such as sitz baths after every bowel movement, decreases
the patient's discomfort and helps recovery.
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