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New Member: Surgery Tomorrow

Postby underwood » 10 Dec 2013, 00:24

Hi everyone, have spent about 30mins reading the general correspondence on the website and am very impressed with the level of detail and discipled comments from my fellow sufferers. I had a perianal abcess drained 6months ago which formed a fistula. Seton insertion followed after a period of 6 weeks. Am now scheduled for surgery tomorrow pm as my surgeon is keen to remove seton and lay open the tract.I have had some success with seton as after learning to live with seton life is almost normal.Ultrasound report before recently indicated that 8mm of the sphincter muscle will need to be cut to expose the fistula tract!!!!.My surgeon has assured me that this will not cause incontinenece. Has anyone out there had a similar muscle dimension cut? and if so what was the consequence? Your urgent replies would be most welcome.
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Re: New Member: Surgery Tomorrow

Postby carmona81 » 10 Dec 2013, 02:19

Hope all goes well, I have a seton with surgery on the 19th. Wish you a speedy recovery!
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Re: New Member: Surgery Tomorrow

Postby pinpin » 10 Dec 2013, 02:51

I know one of members got 4mm cut, and it was very very conservative as per his surgeon statement. So i think 8 mm is not a big deal also.
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Re: New Member: Surgery Tomorrow

Postby underwood » 10 Dec 2013, 04:27

Thanks Carmona, will they cut through the sphincter muscle? If so how much?
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Re: New Member: Surgery Tomorrow

Postby pinpin » 11 Dec 2013, 11:36

I got 7mm cut today. Will update how it goes following days
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Re: New Member: Surgery Tomorrow

Postby underwood » 11 Dec 2013, 14:45

Igrik. 5mm cut yesterday. Will also post updates.
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Re: New Member: Surgery Tomorrow

Postby underwood » 15 Dec 2013, 17:45

Surgery done. Dopey for a couple of days due to anaesthetic. Mild discharge from wound but at this stage relatively comfortable. No sitz baths just showers after BMs. Hoping healing process will take from inside out. Any tips to ensure this will happen from anyone is appreciated.
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