I am going for a second opinion soon regarding an anal fistula. First colon rectal specialist recommended either a seton, some type of flap surgery. He didn't know until he got "in there". I would prefer a non-surgical answer. My family practioner initally diagnosed me with an anal abcess and recommended I see a colo-rectal physician. I got to the appointment and this physician said I just had hemmroids and to not continue with anti-biotics prescribed by my family doctor. I discontinued sue of antibiotics, and within 3 days I was in a great deal of pain. I started the antibiotics on my own and the problems got much better. To make a long story short, after a couple of months, I noticed a hole in my skin near the anus and had no idea what this was. Again went to the colo-rectal physician and this is when he diagnosed an anal fistula. This is when I thought I needed a second opinion, which is coming up in the next few weeks. I have done some research and heard of many options available, but I am not sure which one is best for me. I strongly am opposed to surgery.
Let me know your opinion and options you have read about.
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