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Old 10-11-2012, 06:23 PM   #3
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Re: 3 weeks post-op from r/v fistula repair & s-plasty

Hi Penny - I am sorry to hear that your surgery wasn't successful. Did it eventually heal fully?
My surgeon did not use any mesh. He performed a transverse incision on the perineum and excised the fistula. He also build up my perineum and performed the sphincterplasty.
When I went back to the doctor, he felt that there was an abcess and that is what caused the breakdown this time. I am now having more bowel out of this fistula than I did prior to surgery. He says my next option is to wait a bit and see if it heals its own or possibly have a fibrin plug put in that hole. I'm just ready for all of this to heal and be finished with this already.