Fistulotomy w/ 10 inch drain

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Re: Fistulotomy w/ 10 inch drain

Postby draingrrrl » 19 Feb 2019, 14:39

It’s been about three months since my mucosal flap advancement and while I feel better I am still experiencing some draining. Has anyone else dealt with long term draining after their “final surgery”? I’m hesitant to reach out to my CRS about this because she keeps wanting to push for more procedures vs giving me time to heal.

The next time I see my CSR is in April and I hope that draining has stopped - on my last check up she said that i had some over granulation that made it hard to see how it was healing so I’m hoping that letting my body heal over time will help over doing another procedure.
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Re: Fistulotomy w/ 10 inch drain

Postby draingrrrl » 09 Apr 2019, 08:01

Quick update: I saw my CRS yesterday and because I am still draining, I will need another procedure. It might be a fistulotomy because the fistula might just be superficial or a cutting seton but she won't know until she goes in and checks it out.

For the last two summers, I have been starting and ending my summers with surgeries and this year, I decided to wait until fall to do this next procedure so I can have the semblance of a normal summer without an open wound and draining seton. My surgeon doesn't think that this should be a problem and I am hoping that this is the right decision.

Will this ever be over? Who knows. I hope so.
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Re: Fistulotomy w/ 10 inch drain

Postby chachacha » 09 Apr 2019, 08:30

If your surgeon says that your decision to wait is a safe one, then I'm sure it will all be good. And great that you even thought of asking about it!

I hope so too.
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Re: Fistulotomy w/ 10 inch drain

Postby Dimitri71 » 10 Apr 2019, 03:53

Sounds like the fistula position/size is improving. If a fistulotomy or a cutting seton is possible then you are really approaching the end of the tunnel! Timing is really your choice if your CRS says it's OK to wait!
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