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Onlinedoc, General Physician
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I had a perianal horseshoe abscess surgery 4 months ago,

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I had a perianal horseshoe abscess surgery 4 months ago, turned into a fistula, which led to a colonoscopy and a surgery to fix a fistula two weeks ago, two days after my surgery i went to the ER with infections from surgery and ended up in hospital for two days, now a little over a week after my hospital stay, i feel my anus is swollen and i am constipated, i took milk of mag and only have gone a little and feel bloated. what should i do ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm Dr.Nitika-a board certified physician. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

You should start citrucel and Try Gas X to relieve bloating.

Maintain a good hydration.

Start a probiotic if you had taken antibiotics for infection to regulate gut flora.

Usually milk of magnesia causes bowel movement in ½ to 6 hours.

If you do not have a bowel movement, you may need to slightly increase your dose.

Do not exceed 3 tbsp. per day.

If your symptoms'll persist then see your doctor again.

Hope this helps.
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Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am worried the surgery didn't work and it might be a abscess again, but i am going to call my surgeon this morning and see what she wants me to do , thank you
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 1 year ago.


Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.

I understand your worry.

If you had treated properly before then chances of abscess are less.

however constipation can be contributing to such symptoms also.

If you develop anal discharge,pain then a clinical examination is considered.

Hope this helps.

Let me know if you have any further query.