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Is Surgery For An Anal Fistula More Painful Than Just Leaving The Fistula Alone
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 more
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
Hello I have a multiple opening Anal fistula for 3 years but I am to much afraid to do the surgery because of the pain how painful is the post surgery?
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 more
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
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
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
Could you tell me the best treatment for anal-fistula. I have already gone through a surgery, but no result?
Please tell me, could anyone tell me the best treatment for anal-fistula. I have already gone through a surgery, but no result?
Surgery: Is the best treatment and although occassionally fails and requires repeat procedure, if done correctly has an excellent result. Numerous types of fistula surgery are out there depending on the location of the fistula and experience of the surgeon. See a colon and rectal surgeon or at least get a second opinion from one. ...Read more
Taking movicol 26.12.16 - to this day had anal fistula surgery 5.6.17 doctor said its ok but want to be sure I red something 2 years not sure!
After anal fistula to be operated. Is it okay next to my varicocele to treat? In this case. Is it better if embolization is the Mx than to surgery?
I had a surgery for anal fistula november last year and some plastic threads was put inside of me to serve as drains. It still drains, what do I do?
I had an anal fistula surgery and have a rash there now. Is it better to put Vaseline/linecaine on it at night or let it breath?
Had surgery at my butt due to anal fistula injury in 2008. Fully healed. Why does old scar hurt periodically? Notice it happens if scar rubs clothes
Is there any herbal treatment for anal fistula abscess I had surgery but my it never healed thanks in advance?
The treatment for: An anal fistula is surgery. Surgery can be feom simple incision and division to requiring multiple procedures. Recurrence after a fistula surgery is rare but not uncommon and again depends on the complexity. Please check with your surgeon if you have similar symptoms as prior to surgery. There is no herbal treatment for it. ...Read more
What if I proceed for anal fistula surgery, is taking fiber supplement temporary for the healing to not cause a trauma and not develop again?
I have an anal fistula. It is currently not draining or infected. I am scheduled for surgery in 6 weeks. Can I go swimming in the ocean or pool?
Yes, maybe: If it is not draining or infected it is likely that the lining has formed and is not a problem currently. It should be okay to go swimming however going swimming in the ocean would risk having bacteria from the ocean infect it. I would also limit the amount of time you spend. ...Read more
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
Have anal fistula for 16 yrs. 10 surgeries haven't fixed it. No ibd or health issues. Looking at bowel resection. Opinions please.....
Seek experienced Drs:
If you haven't already, seek a colorectal surgeon who has seen and dealt with these complex problems.
Mri's can sometimes identify other branching points or tracts.
If your current symptoms aren't too bad, living with the condition is an option. Seton's can help drain and minimize the baseline state.
In extreme situations, bowel resections are worth it and do have happy and satisfied patients. ...Read more
Trauma: The most common cause would be from traumatic child birth but it can also happen from other vaginal or anal trauma or from some inflammatory bowel conditions. It is treated surgically by removing it and re closing the tissue around it. If not repaired you are at increased risk of vaginal infections. ...Read more
I have a flat, firm and painful area around the external opening of my anal fistula. When I press on the area it hurts? What could it be?
I have an anal fistula. What medical treatment should I follow until I get operated in one month? It is painful at the moment!
Is packing required after an anal fistulotomy. My docter said I have an anal fistula after my abscess healed. With the abscess, packing was very painful?
Packing is necessary to "clean out" the area and allow for draiinage after healing begins!
NOT TO WORRY. ..sounds "normal" for this procedure!
Hope this is helpul!
Dr Z ...Read more
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
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