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Do people who have surgery once for anal fistulas usually need repeat surgery later?

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Dr. Arie Pelta
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Maybe

Proper surgery needs to find internal opening the first operation.

In brief: Maybe

Proper surgery needs to find internal opening the first operation.
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Dr. Ronald Kline
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Moderate likelihood

If the source of infection is not adequately removed, then the incision may continue to discharge.
New fistulas may form since you may have a propensity for infection in the area. There are conditions that make the area prone to fistulas such as crohns' disease.

In brief: Moderate likelihood

If the source of infection is not adequately removed, then the incision may continue to discharge.
New fistulas may form since you may have a propensity for infection in the area. There are conditions that make the area prone to fistulas such as crohns' disease.
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