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Anal Fistula Pus
Is it okay to swim in a chlorinated swimming pool while having an open anal fistula?It is leaking pus, and is open to the outside.
An anal fistula is an abnormal connection or tract that connects the inside lining of the colon or rectum with the outside skin. It intermittently drains pus and can cause discomfort, pain, itching, and other symptoms. It most commonly occurs as a consequence of an abscess in the same area. This may require outpatient surgery ...Read more
I am getting recurrent uti's and using antibiotics each time. I have anal fistula, it discharges pus. Am i getting uti's due to fistula discharge?
Yes to uti: The discharging anal fistula, in a female will colonize the genital area. This will be the source of bacteria ( commonly e-coli ). You may consider the fistula surgically treated to eliminate the source of bacteria. Remember repeated use of antibiotics will eventually make you resistant to the antibiotics, which is a dangerous situation to be in.Zk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an anal fistula have little or no pain? Pus collects around rectum when i sit, but the small hole bleeds after bm. No bm pain during, little after
Iam suffering from anal fistula for 3 years now. Five times i had big pus in my anal side. Three times i removed it my a small surgery and two times i?
See colorectal surg: You need a formal fistulectomy not just a fistulotomy. Excise the whole tract and surrounding tissue. ...Read more
Is it possible to have an anal fistula that is only an inch long? Connects from top of healing fissure (no pain) & pus drains/collects nearby
Yes: Absolutely. This happens. As a fissure is healing, it can form a small subcutaneous sinus that becomes a fistula. I have seen that several times. It heals very well because it usually involves no sphincter muscle and is readily treated with a simple fistulotomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: On the cause of the fistula in the first place. Maintain a consistent bowel pattern and avoiding constipation or diarrhea is the best you can do. If the fistula is relate to crohn's disease, keeping your disease in remission by taking your maintenance meds without fail, is the best you can do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Really depends: Erika - there are several surgeries for anal fistula. Your recovery really depends on not only what exact procedure you have, but also your tolerance for pain, and how important it is for you to be back at work. I've seen a range from the same afternoon to three to four weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Typically a fistula is a chronic inflammatory "tunnel" between the anus and the skin. There are many types, many treatments, and the most common surgery involves literally "filetting" open the tract to allow it to heal by itself, and thus obliterate the tunnel. This is somewhat painful, but offers the advantage of removing the chronic, longstanding focus of inflammation and pain, and so is usual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not common: But not rare. Depends if the fistulas are in the exact same place and how they were treated surgically, how complex the fistulas were and whether the correct surgery was performed. Fistulas can recur if incompletely treated at the time of surgery. See a colorectal surgeon for more complex fistulas as your husband has. Also consider whether he has been tested for crohn's disease. ...Read more
I undergone for anal fistula operation before two days.Now for how many days I have to go for dressing to the docor?
SImple Care: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had two surgeries from anal fistula and has been cured. It hurts when i sitting down on bike or exercise. What i do?
It depends ...: Fistula surgery can be simple to complex. Postop course depends on the extent and complexity of the surgery. Pain can be a part of recovery depending on when was the surgery. Healing can take 8-12 weeks. With the history of 2 fistulas, check with your surgeon to make sure that you are not developing another disease. Scar tissue can also cause discomfort specially after sitting on hard surfaces. ...Read more
How is safe and what are the risk in having a fistulotomy ? And what are the risk in not having an anal fistula removed?
Safer with experienc: Biggest risk is incontinence-very low incidence in experienced hands, many options available to lessen risk. Discuss with an experienced surgeon! risks are higher if you don't fix it, as multiple infections will surely damage sphincter more, making repair even harder, riskier the longer you wait. Most fistulae are easily fixed with minimal risk, so don't delay for fear of consequences. ...Read more
An infection: In the perianal region, usually derived from the anal glands inside the rectum. A fistula is an abnormal communication between two organs, in this case the rectum and the skin outside the anus. Both require evaluation and often surgery to permanently resolve and prevent recurrences or complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more