Fistulotomy

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Fistulotomy

Postby Lw87 » 07 Aug 2019, 21:54

Hooray! I finally got surgery for this awful fistula and it’s a great feeling knowing that the worst is behind me (pun intended). I’m 4 weeks post op and I guess everything is healing properly? I’ve started getting some stinging after bms, but I think it’s because that area is attempting to finally close up and the bm is preventing that from happening. Kind of like a fissure now, I suppose. Only a slight amount of drainage exists at this point, and I really only change my gauze once or twice a day now. Does the stinging pain sound familiar to anyone? I can’t WAIT for the day that I’m not in butt pain anymore. Stay strong, folks!
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Re: Fistulotomy

Postby North West Jen » 15 Jan 2020, 23:44

It’s been several months since this post and hope that you are 100% healed up by now.
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Re: Fistulotomy

Postby Lw87 » 16 Jan 2020, 01:01

Hi, Jen. I appreciate you reaching out. The doctor declared me healed at 4 months, however the area still feels a little weird. I still get some scar irritation and dull aches, but I’m hoping it all goes away by summer. I live in the PNW (I assume you do, too?), and I can’t let those precious months slip away from me! Are you currently recovering from an operation?
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Re: Fistulotomy

Postby North West Jen » 16 Jan 2020, 09:18

I do! I live in Oregon. I’m scheduled for LIS and fissurectomy on the 27th in Portland.
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Re: Fistulotomy

Postby Lw87 » 16 Jan 2020, 19:32

I know you’ll get through it. There’s a very good support group on Facebook with a lot of good information. “Hemorrhoid / Fissure Support Group”. Best of luck!
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Re: Fistulotomy

Postby North West Jen » 28 Jan 2020, 00:16

Thank you for the FB suggestion. I’ll check it out!
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Re: Fistulotomy

Postby Milkyway » 13 Sep 2020, 18:59

I had a simple low fistulotomy 2 months ago, but my wound is still open and drainage still happens.
Constant "heaviness" feeling in the anal area. Is this normal?

How do people heal up in just few weeks? Does this require 1 year or multiple years to heal?
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Re: Fistulotomy

Postby North West Jen » 15 Sep 2020, 00:36

I had LIS and Fistula surgery in January 2020 and I’m still healing, no more draining but just overall soreness/itchiness, so wondering the same thing and a little down about it. I’m not sure how much time to give it before going back to the dr. 1 year?
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