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Old 04-22-2012, 06:07 PM   #16
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Re: A pimple near anus is painful during bowel and contraction.

im worried about this fistulla thing...

i still see a very small opening. no pain though.. im thinking of getting it checked out. i dotn see any drainage though.

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Old 04-24-2012, 08:25 AM   #17
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Re: A pimple near anus is painful during bowel and contraction.

Hi there - please make sure you get it checked out - I was recently diagnosed with an anal fistula and they are horrible and can be very difficult to treat. If you still have a small opening then get to your GP asap and get referred - mine told me she didn't think it was a fistula in spite of me asking if that was what it was and luckily my husband is a doc and said he wanted me referred so I was (for rectal bleeding, not the 'hole') and here I am with a recently operated on fistula - the colorectal surgeon knew what it was as soon as I described it and just confirmed it with an examination. I had no pain, just a large lump that went up and down and finally ended up with a tiny hole (5mm or so) to the side of my bottom - no major pain, fevers etc like a lot of other people and it is still a fistula. If you have one, you need to get specialist treatment asap as these are very unlikely to heal themselves, they can develop additional tracts and will continuously go up and down with infection. Let us know how you get on. Cheers

 
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:16 PM   #18
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Re: A pimple near anus is painful during bowel and contraction.

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Hi there - please make sure you get it checked out - I was recently diagnosed with an anal fistula and they are horrible and can be very difficult to treat. If you still have a small opening then get to your GP asap and get referred - mine told me she didn't think it was a fistula in spite of me asking if that was what it was and luckily my husband is a doc and said he wanted me referred so I was (for rectal bleeding, not the 'hole') and here I am with a recently operated on fistula - the colorectal surgeon knew what it was as soon as I described it and just confirmed it with an examination. I had no pain, just a large lump that went up and down and finally ended up with a tiny hole (5mm or so) to the side of my bottom - no major pain, fevers etc like a lot of other people and it is still a fistula. If you have one, you need to get specialist treatment asap as these are very unlikely to heal themselves, they can develop additional tracts and will continuously go up and down with infection. Let us know how you get on. Cheers
Do you know what the technical term is for the specialist? I am not too found of my GP actually. Also, did the specialist operate on you? Thanks for the help.

Could you describe other symptoms? I will probably get it checked out for a peace of mind. It sucks to be a victim of this and I'm not even sure why it got to be like this.

Thanks.

 
Old 04-25-2012, 12:48 AM   #19
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Re: A pimple near anus is painful during bowel and contraction.

Hi there, my specialist is a Colorectal Surgeon (think people on this board refer to them as a CRS) and she operated last Fri but I am waiting for the hospital to call me back this morning as I think the plug has failed & is infected. About last summer I had a large bump on my inside bum cheek that went up and down over time and was sore but not excruciatingly painful - I didn't have fevers or nausea or anything else that people often experience, just dull pain and dishcharge when the hole eventually opened. It didn't burst until Dec when I noticed the discharge from a small hole and went to the GP who thought it was just an abcess, gave me antibiotics and said she really didn't think it was anything to worry about. She referred me because I was having bleeding from my rectum rather than because of the 'hole' and as soon as I described my symptoms to the CRS she said she was pretty sure it is a fistula and confirmed that with an examination. I have had 2.5months with a seton in to ensure good drainage and to limit more flare ups and then had the plug fitted on Fri but as I say I think it is failing and I will be left with the fistula and another seton - apparently these plugs only work about 50% of the time so I guess I am in the unlucky group. As I mentioned, I strongly advise that you do get referred as these fistulas are very unlikely to heal themselves and can cause all sorts of problems depending on where they are situated in relation to the sphincter muscles and they can develop additional tracts that make them more complicated over time. Good luck and I really hope you don't have a fistula.

 
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Re: A pimple near anus is painful during bowel and contraction.

Owieher,

Hi, sorry your having such a tough time with all this, not fun! Fistula's can be a little tricky to understand. But all they are is an open space (like a tunnel) bridging the gap between to solid walls. In your case it's caused by infection, so that it can drain from one side out the other. I had a Fistula from scar tissue. I had a hysterectomy and previous scar tissue had fused my uterus to my bladder, so they had to cut it loose and I lost half of my bladder. I had a catheter in and had to wear a urine bag for 3 months. Well 4 weeks after the surgery I started leaking urine, which was impossible because I had a catheter in. I had gotten a Fistula between my bladder and my vaginal wall and urine was coming straight out of my vagina. So I had to have 2 more surgeries, one to put stints in from my kidneys down to my urethra, then 2 weeks after that they operated and closed the Fistula and trimmed away some more of my bladder. That was in 2006 and I've not had a problem with any new or recurring Fistulas.

Hope you get some relief soon, I'm sure you never thought you were in for all this when you decided on treatment.

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Old 04-25-2012, 11:23 PM   #21
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Re: A pimple near anus is painful during bowel and contraction.

^^ Hi,

I've been emotionally depressed and worried the past month because of this. Just the whole ER experience has really gotten me scared. More so, the wound itself not healing has given me anxiety.

I will continue to monitor and use my senses to gauge what's wrong w/ myself. Sigh. Still, I plan to see a specialist. Oddly, my instincts tells me I'm not done just yet, but then again I have to trust my body and the fact that it can heal itself.

It doesn't seem deep enough for a fistula, but then again what do I know. I do know if 2-3 months or whatever, it's still open, then it's obviously not normal. The good news is, it's relatively pain free, but I haven't been feeling so well mentally.

Thanks..

 
Old 05-01-2012, 08:50 PM   #22
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Re: A pimple near anus is painful during bowel and contraction.

just to update. the opening finally closed.

i guess the body takes a long time. im still worried about future occurences, but have kept an eye and watch my intake of foods,

im cautious

 
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Re: A pimple near anus is painful during bowel and contraction.

Hi...good to hear your recovery has settled. I'm curious regarding foods..what are you watching in order to avoid future occurrences?
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:56 PM   #24
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Re: A pimple near anus is painful during bowel and contraction.

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Hi...good to hear your recovery has settled. I'm curious regarding foods..what are you watching in order to avoid future occurrences?
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I don't know if my diet will do me any good as I was already pretty clean. I would hardly touch artificial foods, sodas, fried, bbq stuffs. I did consume TOO MUCH ALCOHOL and raw stuff, and attribute this incident to raw food I ate on a trip. Of course it's hard to pin-point exactly, but the coincidences of getting sick after coming back from my trip seemed too familiar. I recall eating raw squid and fish. Perhaps my weakened immune system during travel allowed the infection to grow.

Since the ER run in, I've quit drinking and feel real good about it. I have a genuine new outlook in life now, and care about my health a lot more.

I believe diet is really important, and so I now eat a lot more fresh fruits and veggies and avoid 'raw' fish/meat. I've read that coffee will dehydrate the body, thus causing digestive/rectal/colon instability. So I substitute coconut water or just water in general. I don't drink bottle juice and will rather buy fresh squeezed juice or make my own.

I avoid preservatives, packaged goods, and food coloring. But of course, it's impossible to be THAT CLEAN. Still, I find myself going to the market for fresh goods as opposed to buying FROZEN VEGGIES.

I don't have anything in particular but feel like this might've been just a freak thing, and I hope so too. Still, I'm not any younger and realize what it means to age. The thing is to enjoy life. It might seem like I'm some freak, but after going through what I did, I feel I cannot just consume everything and should watch what I eat. It took some time, but slowly and surely, I hope my immune system can get stronger.

Any alcoholic like myself can tell you, the body is AMAZING in its ability to heal. We can recover. Sometimes, all it takes is some rest/relaxation.

Sorry for the long post.

 
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Re: A pimple near anus is painful during bowel and contraction.

Hope it works out for you and that you don't get any more abscesses. It's not related to food, but having a good balance is good for the body and immune system.

I would also suggest you add really good probiotics.

Stay well!!
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