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Perirectal abcesses.

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:12 pm
by RichieTheK
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

Re: Perirectal abcesses.

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:06 pm
by CRguy
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

Re: Perirectal abcesses.

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:09 am
by Claudine
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