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How Long Should I Have Off Work After Surgery On Anorectal Fistula
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
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
I have transphincter fistula, going for flap surgery.After how long can I do deep, very heavy weighted squats, without risking i'll tear the flap off?
Activity post surger: You can do most anything 6 weeks after surgery assuming there are no post surgical issues. Your surgeon will tell you for sure. ...Read more
Tracheoesophageal fistula - daughter just had a repair and it didn't work. 11 days after surgery they checked to see for a leak surprise fistual there?
Complicated: A leak after a tracheoesophageal fistula repair is not the end of the world and is not the same as an operation that didn't work. Ask your surgeon to explain exactly what happened, and what he thinks will happen. Is there a chance it will heal? Is another operation necessary? Has he seen this happen before? Probably, a good outcomes is still possible. ...Read more
Fistula abscess surgery cant take the pain anymore 10 days after surgery no medic or drug help me i want tu suscide cant take it please help?
Call: Call your doc. This is a painful surgery.ask what they suggest . If necessary. Go to ER, especially if suicidal thoughts. ...Read more
It is about 4mths since i develop a fistula after surgery for burst appendix. The output has decreased to 12-24ml per day. Will it naturally heal?
Usually: Appendiceal fistulae are not common after appendectomy but may occur in the setting of severe infection. A low output fistula like yours will usually close on its own. I would recomend occasional ct follow-up and colonoscopy if there is any concern for a cancer in the right colon. However, your story is most consistent with a typical benign fistula. ...Read more
A friend of mine did surgery to remove fistula from her rectum and after this surgery it just keep bleeding isn't this dangerous?
Bleeding: All bleeding comes to an end at some point. But your friend likely doesn't want to wait that long, and it could be dangerous over time. The body needs blood for several important functions. If the bleeding truly doesn't stop, she should call her surgeon tonight. It might take a little cautery to stop the bleeding. ...Read more
Surgeon office exam: Evaluation by your surgeon after surgery to be sure that the area is healing properly would be sufficient. There is a low chance of fistula recurrence after the first surgery, depending on the size, depth, and location of the fistula, and what type of surgery was performed. ...Read more
Developed stricture after surgery 4 colon/bladder fistula & divtclitis. Is it because of scarring or reoccurence of divticlitis that I got stricture?
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