Fistulotomy question

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Fistulotomy question

Postby Deleted User 5666 » 10 Nov 2016, 00:05

Good evening,
I am new to posting to this forum but not new to reading all of your wonderful stories. Long story short, I was diagnosed with an AF 5 months ago. I tried many things including dialtazem (sp?) before I opted to Botox. Botox worked wonders for me and I was on the road to healing when, unfortunately, during the healing process I formed an abscess right under my fissure. This abscess eventually turned into a fistula and I underwent a simple fistulotomy (no seton) 5 days ago.

I've read many people's stories that their fistulotomy recovery was virtually painless and they have been able to go about their daily lives within a few short days. Sadly, this is not the case for me. I am so very uncomfortable, still taking Percocet, 3-4 baths daily, no wiping only water rinses, etc. I do ok during the day as I have the ability to move back and forth between laying down and taking baths all day long. Bms are still very challenging. I'm in so much pain right after BM I have almost passed out a couple times. I feel like my pain tolerance is high....I've delt with an AF and spasms for the last 5 months!! I'm no stranger to pain!!

For those that have gone through a fistulotomy, was this your experience too? I'm getting a little worried reading other experiences and that bms are so much better after the procedure because mine are definitely worse now after and I'm getting discouraged I may not be healing like I should. Any input is greatly appreciated. THANK YOU!!!
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Re: Fistulotomy question

Postby Suzie81 » 11 Nov 2016, 17:59

I just wanted to say hello back to you and to tell you that you are not alone. Many people heal differently. I was misdiagnosed and told I have hems only to find out my symptoms are consistent with an anal fissure. I was diagnosed with a perianal abscess post erupting on its own this week. I don't have any answers for you other than support. I haven't had any surgeries but am seeing that many here have. Many have good results, others do not. I have spent a lot of time researching abscesses and a LOT of recommendations for healing seem to be in raw cabbage juice as well as hot hot compresses. I would imagine someone here may be going through similar. Try putting this post in the post surgery section??

Good luck to you and hope you feel better soon!
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Re: Fistulotomy question

Postby Deleted User 5666 » 11 Nov 2016, 18:40

Thank you, Suzie81. I appreciate the support. This is definitely the worst thing medical wise that I have ever gone through. Good luck with your AF and abscess!
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Re: Fistulotomy question

Postby Katie » 27 Nov 2016, 15:38

I had a fissurectomy and skin tag removed and bottox and it's been the worse pain ever I had mine done on Oct 10th and have a fisual now after I got an infection I'm seeing my surgeon on the 6th Dec I have no life now feeling so low and sick of bum pain
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