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04-13-2017, 06:37 PM   #1741
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Hi Harper,

I was told to use lactulose as directed on the bottle after surgeries. Maybe you could ask your doctor about that. It is a stool softener and it didn't cause me any side effects. I'm not sure about how to reduce the frequency of bm's though. I wish I knew too.


I hope you find a solution,

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04-14-2017, 06:12 AM   #1742
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Can I not be able to fully go because I'm so swollen? S
04-14-2017, 02:58 PM   #1743
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ok, so I got a second opinion today and this surgeon thinks the first surgeon might not have cut deep enough and that's why I still have the fissure and he thinks if I don't feel better in a week I should do another synphcteromty on the other side.... welp.. I don't know what to do, has anyone experienced this?
04-15-2017, 01:51 PM   #1744
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Hi, Harper,

I have had similar problems before. They probably missed something the first time. I do think swelling could be a factor.

I'm hoping the best for you, keep in touch

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04-15-2017, 03:12 PM   #1745
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Hi, Harper,

I have had similar problems before. They probably missed something the first time. I do think swelling could be a factor.

I'm hoping the best for you, keep in touch

cmack

Did you have to get the surgery again? I'm wondering if eventually I'll heal in my own without the surgery... again....
04-15-2017, 04:40 PM   #1746
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Hi Harper,

It might heal, I certainly hope it does. I would have it monitored just in case though. You can never be too careful with these things, they can really turn wicked in a hurry. Listen to your body, you know it best.


Wishing you good health,

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10-01-2017, 03:33 PM   #1747
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Wow, reading some of these posts has really scared Me! I had two abscesses removed on the June 25th this year, I had a 'inspection' at the end of August.
I am virtually pain free except for the occasional twinge and was told that my setons were working but did not tell me for how long they would be staying in for.
Now reading some of the horror (to me) stories feel totally uneasy about my prognosis.

Help.
10-01-2017, 05:34 PM   #1748
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The setons are only a minor inconvenience compared to more surgery. Mine were in for several years,then I got back to feeling no pain in the area. You will heal, don't be scared, if you do the right things you will feel better.
10-01-2017, 08:31 PM   #1749
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Hi Quintonrich,

Welcome, you can pm me any time or talk on this thread. I enjoy talking with people like you. Been down the same road, maybe I can help you out a bit.

Kind regards,

Chris
10-09-2017, 06:15 PM   #1750
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The setons are only a minor inconvenience compared to more surgery. Mine were in for several years,then I got back to feeling no pain in the area. You will heal, don't be scared, if you do the right things you will feel better.
Did you really have your setons in for several years?! I've had 1 in since February and then had 2 more put in in May of this year...I want them out...please don't say years
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Colon Perforated March 2013, total of 3 feet of intestine removed and temp ileostomy placed.
ileostomy take down March 2014
Hernia repair June 2015 in surgical area from 2 prior surgeries
Perianal abscess found Feb 2017 with subsequent fistula discovery & seton placement March 2017 w/2 additional seton drains placed May 2017
Have surgery pending to remove gallbladder & repair hernia along a prior surgical site.
10-09-2017, 07:19 PM   #1751
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Sometimes it is less time than that. I think it really depends how deep they are and how long the fistula tract is. Also if they are cutting setons or regular smooth ones. I got through it, you will too. It just sucks for the short term. (relatively speaking, I know it seems like forever right now) I understand.
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