I had an abscess that wasn't healing. My CRS said a fistulotomy was the only way to heal it. So I suffered with the pain, draining, pussing, etc for three weeks before the surgery. I had the surgery on Wed 6/12. Doctor said it went well. There is no packing and he said antibiotics weren't necessary.
I'm wondering if I'm healing normally at this point. It's only been two days, but there is still a small amount of puss. I'm doing site baths several times per day. I can't tell if I'm still passing fecal matter through the tract because its still very swollen and I'm having a hard time seeing it well. After a bm, there is still some fecal matter there even after I've cleaned well. I'm not sure if this is normal or not. I'm worried that then surgery wasn't performed properly.
Has anyone gone through this? How long is the drainage normal for? The bleeding has almost stopped which I guess is good. Anyone have any advice? I'm at my wits end with this and I'm really just ready for it to be over.
Well, it would be difficult to comment specifically on the situation without knowing the relevant clinical details or a detailed clinical evaluation; though it may not particularly be abnormal to expect some drainage for a few days after the surgery. It would be best to discuss the situation in detail with your treating doctor after a review appointment for suggestion of further management plan, if required.
Hope the information is helpful.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.