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Revision of perineal wound

Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:01 pm

Well I didnt see this coming. My back side didnt heal all the way and there is about an inch they dont want to leave. So Monday I am going in for outpatient surgery to clean and cauterize the wound. How bad is this going to be and how long to heal? Is there anything health wise I should be doing to help the healing process so the same thing doesnt happen again? It's discouraging. Any thoughts or tell me if you have had this done. Id like to know what to expect. Thank you.

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Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:20 am

I had the same problem; mine was the result of radiation injury. I don't know if that's the cause of your issue, but if it is, ask about hyperbaric oxygen therapy. I suffered with an open, non healing perineal wound for 2 years until someone finally told me about HBOT. I did daily treatments for 6 weeks, and it made all the difference! I posted about this topic a few years ago because it isn't a well known technology for anything other than diving accidents. You can read my post on my profile page. Good luck.

 

Laurie

Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:34 am

Hi Feb i had thesame problem when mine was done many years ago, the last inch or so wouldnt heal so the surgeon removed the stitches and cleaned it and gave me a script for antibiotics and said change the dressing often, and it finally healed.

Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:07 am

 

  ron in mich wrote:  

Hi Feb i had thesame problem when mine was done many years ago, the last inch or so wouldnt heal so the surgeon removed the stitches and cleaned it and gave me a script for antibiotics and said change the dressing often, and it finally healed.

 



How long was the healing time? How soon before you were able to go back to work

Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:22 am

 

  Feb9HH wrote:  

 

 

How long was the healing time? How soon before you were able to go back to work

 



Hi Feb i was out of work for 2mo. and then half days at work for a month, but it was rough as i worked in shipping and recieving for a retailer and would go home exhausted, i didnt feel totally healed for at least 6mo. 

Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:34 am


Anonymous wrote:

I had the same problem; mine was the result of radiation injury. I don't know if that's the cause of your issue, but if it is, ask about hyperbaric oxygen therapy. I suffered with an open, non healing perineal wound for 2 years until someone finally told me about HBOT. I did daily treatments for 6 weeks, and it made all the difference! I posted about this topic a few years ago because it isn't a well known technology for anything other than diving accidents. You can read my post on my profile page. Good luck.

 

Laurie

Thank you! I am still struggling with the healing I will talk to my Dr and see what they say.

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