Hello - I have a perianal abscess that isnt painful

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Q: Hello - I have a perianal abscess that isnt painful. I got a slight bit of discharge/pus when I squeeze it. I went to a doctor who prescribed antibiotics that didnt really do anything. Should I see another doctor and have it surgically drained or see if it heals on its own? Thanks in advance

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