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
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