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its about anal fistula

By Anonymous November 25, 2014 - 7:27pm
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My Bestfriend currently got operated from anal fistula November 13th. Currently experiencing the same symptoms from the beginning of the fistula and doesn't know what to do. Is it normal should we be worried. It started to bleed today but not sure if it's normal or to be concerned. Is there any advice on what should be done until the Dr calls back

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post - I'm sorry your friend is in such discomfort. 

Treatment normally consists of draining the abscess (fistula), 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.

But there can be complications sometimes:

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.

Anon, I think your friend needs to call the doctor and let him/her know about the bleeding.



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