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Surgery Anal Fistula
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 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 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
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
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
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?
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!
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?
What are treatments for anal fistula, surgery required? When urinate, fecal matter also in the urine. Antibiotics did not work. Thank you
Complex problem: This is a rectovaginal fistula. You really need to see a specialist for this as there are numerous causes. Depending on the cause and location a surgery is then picked to fix this for you. I can't simply tell you here without knowing more about the fistula since i would tailor the operation according to the fistula itself. ...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
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?
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
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