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Are bowel movements painful after surgery for an anal fistulotomy?

Are bowel  movements painful after surgery for an anal fistulotomy?

Post Surgery Pain: Yes. Of course. There is no ifs ands or buts about this. I would imagine your surgeon gave you some instructions and advice about your post operative course and what to expect. ...Read more

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Fistulotomy recovery, what happens next?

Fistulotomy recovery, what happens next?

Heals inside out: expect 1 week of soreness and about 2-3 weeks of wound drainage. keep the area clean and dry. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from fistulotomy?

How long does it take to recover from fistulotomy?

It depends: Simple subcutaneous fistulotomy can heal in 7-10 days. Fistula procedures done for complex (high trans-sphincteric, multi- channel...) may take weeks or require a staged approach. It really can be a case that you cannot know for certain until your surgery. Advanced techniques in europe utilize fistuloscope for precise and - hopefully comprehensive single stage treatment - evolving technology. ...Read more

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What to do if I am having a fistulotomy next monday and I'm sooo nervous! has anyone had one and did u feel anything?

What to do if I am having a fistulotomy next monday and I'm sooo nervous! has anyone had one and did u feel anything?

Relax.: Pain after fistula surgery is inevitable. The first three to five days following the surgery can be especially uncomfortable. Your doctor will likely prescribe pain medication to help get you through the first few days. You may experience nausea and vomiting, as these are common side effects of prescription pain medication. As soon as the pain begins to ease up, try using over-the-counter pain med ...Read more

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Fistulotomy recovery : what is involved?

Fistulotomy recovery : what is involved?

Fistulotomy post-op: It depends on how extensive your fistulotomy is, but typically postoperative care includes stool softeners and sitz baths after bowel movements. Pain medicine is typically prescribed to be used the first couple of weeks as needed following the surgery. Some light spotting of blood on toilet paper is common. ...Read more

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After fistulotomy recovery : is it infected? What should I do?

After fistulotomy recovery : is it infected? What should I do?

Not enough info: to know if you are infected. Please consult with your surgeon if you believe you might have an infection. take care. ...Read more

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Subsequent to fistulotomy recovery : is it infected?

Subsequent to fistulotomy recovery : is it infected?

If the fustulotomy: Was done properly, very unlikely to be infected per se. The fistula is a chronic infection so the surgery should effectively drain the infection. Take warm tub soaks 3times per day and after a bowel movement to keep the wound clear. ...Read more