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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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