I'm having a heck of a time figuring out how to post! I keep trying and getting a message saying that I'm unable to post on this site. I'm going to try again. Thank you for reading on.
Here is a summary of what I've had done:
May 23rd: Fistulotomy with surgeon #1. Laid open a fistula that was low and intrasphincteric (sp?)
July 23rd: Had exploratory surgery with surgeon #2 because of incontinence, pain, ongoing pus seepage and MRI that showed the presence of a tract. Result: He said it had healed internally and externally. He couldn't see source of pus.
August 21st: Colonoscopy because of family history of polyps, Crohn's, and IBD. Results were all fine, including biopsies lower and higher up in intestine. No signs of difficulties with healing from fistulotomy despite ongoing presence of pus, tearing and blood and pain for 2 weeks if even slightest bit of constipation.
Now: Ongoing difficulties every 3-4 weeks with a sense of pain and tearing inside, a bit of blood, and painful bowel movements, and general soreness inside when moving around after experiencing mild constipation/straining.
What do I do? I know there is a tract still inside based on the MRI. There's no internal or external sign from the naked eye that the fistula didn't heal. The second surgeon thought the tract was located somewhere different than the original one but couldn't tell for sure because he couldn't understand the first surgeon's notes re: location of the tract. Any advice will be appreciated. I'm worried that the tract will extend and end up somewhere it shouldn't be.