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anul fistula

By Anonymous December 5, 2014 - 4:08pm
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my bother in law had gotten operated november 13th due to a anul fistula. currently hr has to get another surgery due to the fistula was very deep and effected other areas. but we have a concern wether this operation will be with a laser or will it be more complicated dueto the other effected areas and also how complicated will or can this get. my doctor really doesnt want to give to much info just yet but we want to learn more info before the next step to surgery

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post! 

There can be complications when a person has surgery for anal fistula:

Treatment normally consists of draining the abscess, which is done by making an incision through the skin near the anus into the abscess. For this, you will be given local anesthesia. In rare cases, admittance to a hospital is required, as well as general anesthesia . Antibiotics may be given to reduce fever or under other special circumstances.

Complications of Treatment

Following drainage (or natural rupture) of an abscess, more than half the cases will develop into anal fistulas—usually occurring weeks but sometimes years later. In this condition, a permanent abnormal channel is formed from the site of the original abscess to the surface of the skin near the anus. This channel (fistula) allows for the continuous drainage of the abscesses’ pus-like fluid. In the case of a fistula, surgery to remove and close-up the channel is normally recommended. Following surgery, recurrence of a fistula is common, and stool incontinence may occur.

But it can be a perfectly safe procedure. 

I'm not sure why you doctor doesn't want to give information, it's his/her job to do that! Since you don't know what kind of surgery it will be, he/she needs to sit down and explain everything to you all so that you can prepare. Insist on this. 

Good luck with everything! 


December 6, 2014 - 6:57am
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