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Is it okay to wide the wound of anal fistulotomy when hosing water when cleaning? Just to make sure it don't have dirty in it? & When fully healed?

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Dr. James Lin
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For average healthy persons, hosing public tap water - not stagnating dirty water from rivers or ponds - to cleansing the wide open wound 2-3 days after anal fistulotomy should be okay as long as becoming less and less ache.
Of course, keep regular postoperative F/U with the surgeon; besides, ask her/ him as needed. But, should avoid constipation.

In brief: Here are some...

For average healthy persons, hosing public tap water - not stagnating dirty water from rivers or ponds - to cleansing the wide open wound 2-3 days after anal fistulotomy should be okay as long as becoming less and less ache.
Of course, keep regular postoperative F/U with the surgeon; besides, ask her/ him as needed. But, should avoid constipation.
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