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Question: After Fistulectomy

 rogerpfernandes - Mon May 04, 2009 6:53 am

About 11 months ago i had undergone fistulectomy for a fistula near
anus opening(More than half part of fistula was on the outside and rest
was just little inside on the soft sensitive skin of anus opening).I had
undrgone this surgery in Dubai,UAE. I was discharged next day and was on
medications for about a week.
The wound has healed completely on the outside area but i feel little
soiling/irritating sensation sometimes around a small area just near the
anus opening where surgery was performed(the inner soft skin on the anus
opening) after i pass my stools and it goes away after some time.

Also some part near that area is still hard after the surgery.Will this
hardness disappear or will it remain forever.I feel this is due to

I drink lot's of water and eat more fibre but sometimes if i eat little
spicy food and when i pass my stools the next day that surgical area of
anus opening burns more than the other normal side which has not undergone
surgery as if that surgical area has not healed completely. This soft skin
area is also more reddish when i see it by spreading it by my fingers.I
don't have any symptoms of pain as before.When i sit it doesn't feel 100
percent normal as before on that side.
I just want to know if this is normal condition after surgery and if the
healing process is still going on around that area. I am just worried
about the time it is taking to become normal. Or will it never be as
original as before. THANKS.
 Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:40 pm

User avatar Hi,
As there is no discharge from that area, it appears that the surgery had been successful.The hardness is usual and should reduce or disappear in course of time.Cheers!

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