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11-25-2016, 04:18 PM   #1
EvieBaby
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Question about a fistula

I've had a fistula for a long time and 2 years ago I had a seton put in. Not much happened but in August while on holiday it started draining pus and was painful. It eased after a couple of days and that was it. But yesterday it started doing the same again. The area around it is swollen and very tender, and it is draining a lot of pus. I've had to buy some gauze to absorb the nastiness coming out.

I'm not sure if I should see a doctor or go to the hospital, or just wait until Monday and go to my GP. Has anyone had any experience of this and what did you do? Thank you!

11-25-2016, 04:39 PM   #2
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I think you need to be seen by a doctor pretty quickly. Let us know how you are.
11-25-2016, 08:34 PM   #3
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I agree on being seen, the symptoms you describe sound like an infection is brewing, which needs to be taken care of sooner rather than waiting.....
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11-26-2016, 06:29 AM   #4
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Thank you for your advice I'll ring the doctor today 👍

11-26-2016, 07:31 PM   #5
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Definitely go to the dr to get started on antibiotics! Let us know how you are doing!
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