Q. I had a surgery for anal fistula before 3 months, how to pack the cavity now?

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Dr. Arvind Guru
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 22, 2020

Hello, i had a surgery for an anal fistula before 3 months. The doctor asked to mesh with sterile tamponadebine daily. However im on holidays in my nativetown where they dont have this. I wanted to know how many days can i stay without packing the cavity and there is an alternative



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You surgical site wound seems healthy and is healing well. At this stage I think the pain would also be manageable. It would be best if you can upload your surgery records and the doctor's advice, before I can suggest you an alternative. Still, one thing that is surely beneficial and not going to do any harm is Sitz bath (as would already be instructed by your surgeon), So continue those, till this thing heals. You can use any plain sterile gauge piece to cover it after the sitz bath. Do not use cotton directly on the wound site. I hope that helps. Do follow up with surgical records.

Probable diagnosis:

Fistula-in Ano Status: Post operative: ? Fistulectomy

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