Perirectal abcesses.

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RichieTheK
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Perirectal abcesses.

Postby RichieTheK » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:12 pm

About a year after discovering incurable cancer in
my rectum, I developed a perirectal abcess in my left buttock. . My doctor said that the cancer can cause this when it invades surrounding tissue. I had the abcess surgically removed

Six weeks ago I developed another abcess in my left buttock.

I am curious to hear from other people who have experienced this. I'd like to know how widespread it is because I'd never heard of it as a side-effect
of rectal cancer. The downside of all this is that I cannot get chemo while undergoing treatment for the wounds left by the surgery
Rich
DX 5/13/2016 (Friday the 13th) mRCa Stage 4b
Met Liver, Lungs, Spine
mut KRAS G12V
mut PIK3CA
MSS
5/15/2016 Tumor partially obstructive; colostomy performed
5/2016 FOLFIRI with higher dose of Irinotecan
8/2017 Signs of tumor growth, added Avastin to FOLFIRI
4/16/2018 Primary tumor invading surrounding tissue. Chemo stopped
5/2018 Started radiation.
6/2018 Radiation finished
7/2018 Start FOLFOX
1/2019 FOLFOX canceled due to neuropathy after 14 cycles.
Maintenance, 5FU and Avastin
6/2019 FOLFIRI

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CRguy
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Re: Perirectal abcesses.

Postby CRguy » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:06 pm

RichieTheK wrote:I had the abcess surgically removed
Full open surgery in the OR / ER, or a drain placed to drain / flush ????
I had the latter for an intra-pelvic abscess post-op ... BUTT ... have never heard of a gluteal "abscess" 1 year later
Had you had any other "injections" there ?????

RichieTheK wrote:Six weeks ago I developed another abcess in my left buttock.
I am curious to hear from other people who have experienced this. I'd like to know how widespread it is because I'd never heard of it as a side-effect of rectal cancer.

I have never heard of this as a side effect ... please read my history for reference, and I have had a SHITload of surgeries and interventions
... AND I am a medical kinda guy ( Vet for > 35 years ) and have DONE these surgeries.

MORE info needed here buddy 'cos there may be other things your docs need to check up on :twisted:
have you had any other drains placed previously in that area ?
any other penetrating wounds in that area ?

OH and just FYI .... peri-rectal would indicate INSIDE the actual pelvis " next to the rectum "
IF this is in your actual buttock = gluteal muscles = that is NOT peri-rectal
Trust Me ... BTDT

Best wishes
CRguy
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
12 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
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Claudine
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Re: Perirectal abcesses.

Postby Claudine » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:09 am

I cannot answer your question, RichieTheK, but I wanted to tell you that I feel for you - what a fighter you are, going from one treatment to the next with your prognosis. As you can see in my signature my husband has some similar issues (mets in bone, lungs) and I do not know if he'll be able to beat this monster - but it helps me to see others who are still fighting, no matter what. Hang in there XXXXX
Wife of Dx 04/2018 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS mutated G12A
No primary, lytic tumor L4 vertebrae, CEA 10
Radiation 04/2018
Resection small intestine 05/18 (no cancer found - Crohn's)
Xelox * 6, 05/2018 to 10/2018
6.7 cm left adrenal mass 03/14/2019, 4.4 cm 05/21, 4.1 cm 09/16
SBRT L4 02/2019
Folfiri + Avastin
CEA since 03/15: 58, then low of 3.2 now 6.9
Scan 03/14: Multiple small lung nodules
Scan 05/21: shrinking
Scan 09/16: lungs show no abnormalities (YAY!!!)


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