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after surgery of anal fistula do masturbation have effect on healing on males?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Not particularly : Masturbation isn't likely to help healing. But if you have a very "vigorous" or intense habits that place excessive tension on the anorectal area, there is some small chance it could be harmful.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
You're fine: It won't interfere with healing. I'm sorry you went through the trouble of an anal fistula.

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