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Postby Chinaski » 16 Feb 2017, 07:08


Newbie here - just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a 38 year old guy who recently joined the massive pain in the butt club :)

I had an operation two weeks ago for an anal abscess. Turns out it was a fistula - the doctor put in a draining seton and told me to come back in 6 weeks for another operation 'to remove the seton'. He didn't mention any other type of surgery. From what I've been reading online, it seems wishful thinking that I will simply be having the seton removed and all will be well.

Is a draining seton always a precursor to a surgery such as a fistulotomy or is it possible to be healed with just the use of a seton ?

Bertram: What is it, my good lord, the king languishes of?
Lafeu: A fistula, my lord. Bertram: I heard not of it before.
Lafeu: I would it were not notorious.
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Postby Savaici » 16 Feb 2017, 12:47

:wel: to our Forum.

This link gives a clear idea of what the various surgeries are for abscesses/fistulas and is worth a read: ... nformation
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