Surgery is usually needed to treat the problem. If you experience this, talk to your doctor about using a stool softener, which can help you resume normal bowel function. I had a seton in place which was basically a string that went through the canal. What this means is there is a hole or tube from your anus usually through your butt cheek. Meet Our Team of Doctors.
Back to top 11 henryt henryt New Member Members 14 posts Country: You can read more about my first fistula surgery here. Limit activity for 1 week. While anal abscesses can usually be treated with antibiotics, some cases require more comprehensive measures to fully eliminate the infection. Sorry, not really contributing much to the original question, except to say that I understand the anxiety of trying to make a decision on these matters. To access the fistula, your surgeon may have to cut a small portion of the anal sphincter muscle. When I try get pus out from the external opening, I gently press and massage the track to guide the pus to the opening.
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If I had only decided to just take a run instead! A fistulotomy is one such option. Again, I never filled the pain killer prescription. Now that you have known what to expect after a fistula surgery or Fistulotomy, you need to know how to take care of yourself. Remember, surgeons cut for living, talk to your GI about other options. I woke up very depressed.
Later, both ends of the sutra are tied together. Graham Rogers, MD Answers represent the opinions of our medical experts. Generally, an artery in the forearm is sewn into a vein in the forearm. After having surgery to remove an anal fistula, you should be able to move around and eat and drink after the effects of the anaesthetic painkilling medication have worn off. She said it would probably be a little more painful than the first one. It is important to get the fistula corrected as soon as possible as further infections can lead to complications.