Hey guys, how's it going? So I've been feeling really ill lately; tonsillitis, fever, you know, just feeling low. And when I was in the bathroom, I found this lump kind of beneath my right butt cheek. It was quite hard, very small. Anyway it didn't bother me until it got swollen, larger, and so so so painful. It was like sitting on glass. I eventually went to the doctor, who said I had an abscess. For those who don't know, it's a huge infection. I went into surgery, and they cut the abscess out, but to let the wound heal, it needs to be left open (ie not stitched). I have to get the dressing changed every day, which hurts like f*ck. Anyway I was wondering if anyone else has experienced a perennial abscess? My wound is quite close to my sphincter so it's quite difficult. Healing is supposed to be 3-6 weeks. Would be great to hear from others.