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Perirectal abscess treated with antibiotics. Cramping with loose stools, pain in the rectum and back pain. Worried

I have recently been diagnosed with a perirectal abcess, which was treated with antibiotics, 2 different ones, and did not actually form a pocket. I had fever and high white cell count.. Had a CT scan and there was no abcess, so we caught it early. had one before and was in hospital for 10 days with a drain,and on home health antibiotics for 5 weeks,by IV.. Since I ve finished my antibiotics, I had cramping, and several mushy bowel movements a day, which made my anus sore, it would burn as soon as I had stool pass, I went back to doctor and he suggested probiotics. Been on them for a couple weeks.. I m now having mucus with and without stool, pain in rectum , mucus discharge from rectum, soreness and itching in rectal area, aches in my legs, lower back pain, feel tired all the time. Should i be alarmed?
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Gastroenterologist, Surgical 's  Response

Thanks for writing in

Your information is suggestive of GI Infection

No need to be alarmed

Usually good number of antibiotics are known to kill the normal healthy bacteria of the gut

So do continue probiotics for another week or so and if it does not work get a stool examination done

Hope this helps
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Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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