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Re: Help! Fleet Enema

Postby anniebee » 03 Nov 2015, 00:49

No he didn't. However when they did my intake, I told him that I have problems with antibiotics.
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Re: Help! Fleet Enema

Postby hayleyw » 03 Nov 2015, 12:31

It's great that you finally know your enemy. I think it's very poor practise to make you wait 2 weeks to get the absess drained though. As soon as the CRS saw mine he made me go to A&E and I had it done that day. Still, it's not going to make you any sicker than you already are and if he can't get you in sooner it can't be helped.

I wasn't given antibiotics either. Usually drainage is all that is needed. I had to have an mri scan a few weeks after surgery to see where the fistula track was going. Mine was superficial and i think it's healed up by itself without any complications. I haven't had that confirmed but the wound has completely healed and i've had no further symptoms other than the typical fissure ones.

You are very brave to withstand something being inserted up there. I'm a good way to healed but I still shudder to think about stuff like that.
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Re: Help! Fleet Enema

Postby anniebee » 03 Nov 2015, 22:07

Hayleyw, thank you so much for your input. I am on the Urgent surgery list. I am in a lot of pain today since he did the anoscope. I'm in Canada and although we have this "great" health care system, I have to wait. I have been to my dr. around 15 times now and I am not one to ever seek a doctor. I was wondering if you can tell me if you had severe pain, burning and spasms with your abscess. I have been severe at least since July. My primary doctor kept telling me i had hems and I know now that what she saw was the fistula tract.. I have posted abt my painful hems and sentinel piles and all this time, diagnosis was wrong. Good to see that you are better. Please tell me what all of your symptoms were.
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Re: Help! Fleet Enema

Postby msimon » 04 Nov 2015, 03:25

Hi Anniebee. I just got to reading some of your posts and let me say my heart goes out to you. I have endured a similar situation to you. I had a fissure for nearly a year, followed by LIS which led to an abscess and then a sinus (the stage before a fistula has fully developed). Even under the care os my CRS I was given the runaround with my post-surgical abscess. It happened over Christmas holidays and I had quite a long wait until I had the surgery which ultimately resolved it. I spent 3 weeks on antibiotics before the surgery but of course this was not the solution and those things were so awful to the rest of my body.

I am in Canada as well....in Alberta. Where are you located?

To answer some of your questions, my infection caused all sorts of burning, swelling and, oh yes spasms. It was very painful. Hang in there. Many of us on here totally understand that it can take a very long time to be taken seriously and obtain proper treatment but it sounds like you are finally there. I hope you get in for surgery real soon.

I also wanted to add that it may be very difficult to wait but this is definitely something you want an experienced CRS doing, not just any general surgeon you would get in the ER.
Dec '13 Fissure from anoscope
3 X internal sphincter botox
'08-'15 Botox for pelvic floor dysfunction
Nov '14 LIS/sentinel tag removal
Feb '15 Deroofing of recurrent infection from LIS
summer '15-healed but still ongoing muscle dysfunction/pain
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Re: Help! Fleet Enema

Postby anniebee » 04 Nov 2015, 08:53

msimon, I am also in Alberta. Thank you for posting your experience. The CRS does have a lot of experience. I did not ask him enough questions as I was in severe pain. I assume this abscess was caused by the fissure as he said he noted one but did not see hems. I am quite frightened now as I just want the surgery/draining to be gone. I should have known something was up when I saw the liquid substance but really I thought it was just the hem cream making it's way out. I should have reported that to my doctor, in retrospect. Will I have to do the Fleet enema pre surgery? I can't begin to imagine the pain. When I got this appointment booked as you probably read on this post, the receptionist told me to do 2 of them. At appointment, the nurse said "Oh no, that would not have been a good idea". I am so glad that I took in the comments on my post, evaluated and made the decision to leave the Fleet idea alone (as if I could even get anything up there). I could be in worse shape right now. Will I feel better post surgery? I am just so tired of being up half the night crying in pain.
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Re: Help! Fleet Enema

Postby hayleyw » 04 Nov 2015, 14:52

On the days leading up to the absess being dicovered I was on a lot of pain. The burning sensation is something I didn't have but symptoms manifest differently for some people. Had to bite down on clothing when I went to the toilet and suffered with spasms afterwards for 4-5 hours. I just thought it was the fissure reaching new levels of pain but as your surgeon said, to be in that much pain it's likely there's more than a fissure causing it.

I think in my case me absess had only just formed and it was caught and drained literally in a few days. The surgeon said there was very little discharge that came out of it. It sounds like you've had yours for a lot longer so it's not doubt bigger and carrying a lot more fluid than mine was. I imagine when it's out of you you will feel a massive difference.

I wasn't given an enema for prep. I don't see any reason why they would ask you to do one. They know how much pain it would cause you and they only really need you to be cleaned out if they are going high up into your bowel.
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Re: Help! Fleet Enema

Postby anniebee » 04 Nov 2015, 20:36

hayleyw, I so appreciate posts because right now, posts are my lifeline. I think he disturbed the abscess with the anoscope. I have lots of fluid and blood clot looking things today and horrific pain and am praying that the "urgent surgery" happens asap. I can't wait 2 weeks. I think back in late June, early July and what I thought according to dr. were hems, was the fistula. So at that point, I think I had the fissure long before. It happened in May when I thought I just had hems.The pain is so bad right now that I am breathing through clenched teeth. When a patient goes to the dr. and describes unreal pain, they should be sent to CRS right away. This is actually cruel treatment as far as I am concerned right now. Did your extreme pain last all day or only with BM?(not the spasm pain but the other pain).Next time if in this life,
if I am in pain like this, I will DEMAND a specialist for any medical problem. They dropped the ball on me and how many other people are suffering with an abscess and not diagnosed?? SAD!!
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Re: Help! Fleet Enema

Postby Savaici » 04 Nov 2015, 22:18

Do call them tomorrow, anniebee. Sorry you're in such pain. :smilyhug:
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Re: Help! Fleet Enema

Postby anniebee » 04 Nov 2015, 22:21

Thank you I will. I am pacing back and forth with my back hunched and tears running down my face.. New level of pain, no doubt.
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Re: Help! Fleet Enema

Postby anniebee » 09 Nov 2015, 11:40

I got my surgery date and I have to wait over two more weeks now. I am in agony and very distraught. This is urgent surgery in Canada!? My pain seems worse every day. I think I have had this abscess for a very long time and need help desperately.
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