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04-28-2016, 04:03 PM   #1
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Need help understanding seton drainage and other questions

I am new to all this fistula, seton dirty bussiness (had operation 9 days ago) What I really want to know is where the drainage is supposed to be comming from? Before the operation it was draining from the abscess but am I wrong to think it is now draining from my anus? I am miserable right now, no sex, no comfort, no poops...aaargh. This is no fun and I'm miserable. I don't have Crohns but my daughter has IBS. I am definately going to get tested. Can IBS start after an emotional trauma?
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04-29-2016, 07:58 PM   #2
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I am sorry to hear it. Anal fistula in non-IBD patients is not that common. I suggest that you start to read up on it as much as possible. There is lot of published literature on this. The more informed you are, the better it is.
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06-13-2016, 10:46 AM   #3
Ed B
 
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my abscess was first drained on feb. 22 and i had 4 more procedures until i had a fistula surgery with a seton placed on apr 20th. it is still draining and i have to do sitz baths and change the depends underwear and pad about every 2-3 hours. my ct scan showed a deep long fistula involving the internal and external anal sphincters. my surgeon say i have another 6-8 months to do with this and an 80% success rate. they keep cauterizing the fistua with silver nitrate, (burns like hell) and they tighten up the seton thread also.
i hope this helps. bottom line it is a long painful process.
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