Abscess formation from cellulitis

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Avatar m tn I had surgery on a perirectal abscess about 7 weeks ago. For the past 5 days I have been running a low grade fever 99-100.4 on average and experiencing random rectal pain in the same area. I had some bleeding from the site then the fever began the next day. I thought the area was completely healed as I have had been released by my Doctor after 3 weeks. Is it possible for it to reoccur?
Avatar n tn This may result in an infection, cellulitis or abscess formation. Suggest a visit asap to her physician for medical consultation and evaluation.
Avatar n tn Hello, Without examination it is very difficult to confirm a diagnosis,but it sounds like abscess formation or cellulitis. An abscess is a tender, easily pressed mass generally surrounded by a colored area from pink to deep red. The middle of an abscess is full of pus and debris. Cellulitis is an infection of the deep subcutaneous tissue of the skin.It is characterized by redness, swelling, warmth, and pain or tenderness. Diagnosis is confirmed by clinical examination and blood cultures.
Avatar n tn If not treated it can cause cellulitis or abscess formation. Since it is discharging, to confirm the diagnosis, you need to get a culture sensitivity of the discharge done to confirm the diagnosis. If it is bacterial infection then you would need a course of antibiotics or incision and drainage (in severe cases). It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn Community-Associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) or Health Care-Associated MRSA (HA-MRSA often results in abscess formation that requires incision and drainage. Before the spread of MRSA into the community, abscesses were not considered contagious because it was assumed that infection required violation of skin integrity and the introduction of staphylococci from normal skin colonization.
Avatar n tn boils are often caused by infected hair folicals. Bacteria from infection form an abscess or pocket of pus. The abscess can become larger than a ping pong ball. Boils occur in areas where there is hair chafting. the face, neck, armpit, breast, groin, and buttocks are common sites.....then it goes on to treatment with cloth. doesn't mention any serious outcomes like surgery.