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fistula gauze vs pad and sleep position

Postby datnol316 » 14 Jan 2019, 20:16

Hi all - I had my fistulotomy 5 days ago.

Question for everyone:
1. Did you use a handheld shower and clean the anal area? I do a bath (in tub) 4 times a day followed by a shower.
2. Do you put gauze actually up in your butt cheek near the anal opening? Or - is it sufficient to just wear a pad or liner?
3. Is it better to sleep on your side or back?
4. When did folks return to exercising?

Thank you!
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Re: fistula gauze vs pad and sleep position

Postby Talesofmytail » 03 Feb 2019, 16:29

Hi dat! I haven't had my surgery yet, so I can't answer your questions, but I noticed no one has replied to your post and there doesn't seem to be much activity on this subforum, so I thought I'd reach out. I'd love to hear how you are healing if you are still around!
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Dx'd with small, superficial abscess, started Cipro & Flagyl: 1/2/19
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