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Old 11-01-2010, 11:02 AM   #1
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My anal fistula plug experience

Hi, just wanted to tell my plug experience. I have a fistula that has turned out to be quite the challenge. I had surgery last Wednesday to have a plug inserted. Had the surgery and that night it started coming out. By the 3rd morning it had fallen out in the commode. I am now, looking at another surgery. My Surgeon wants to do the rubber band thing. I am not sure about that procedure. I do not want my muscles messed with at all. I definitely feel worse now than before the surgery. Having a bowel movement is sheer torment! I guess that is caused from having my anus stretched open during the surgery. I wish I had something positive to say but I don't. I think I have a long painful road ahead of me from what I have read about Fistulas and curing them. I wish the best for you though.

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Old 11-02-2010, 12:19 AM   #2
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Re: Advice Re: Fistula Plug Post-Op Care - Gore BIO-A

My plug didn't fall out but in case it did my doctor gave me another option using the flap procedure. Here's a link that describes it in more detail http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12682551
You may want to ask your doctor if this might be an option for you. It's minimally invasive and the recovery time is much faster than a fistulotomy.

 
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