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Fistulas in the anus and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hello
User :   I had a question regarding a discharge i have been having.
User :   It is near the upper part of my anus.
User :   There is a "scar" like feeling in the tissue
Doctor :   ok
User :   There is a discharge every so often. And it seems to swell sometimes.
Doctor :   do you have diffculty in passing motion
User :   Not at all
Doctor :   any bleeding
User :   Just a discharge from the "scar"
User :   Its not a blood, but more of a "puss" looking fluid.
Doctor :   do you have pain?
User :   It hurt for a bit, but the pain has gone away though it is still there
Doctor :   can you tell me the size approximately
User :   The "Scar" is about the size of a thumb nail probably.
User :   There seems to be a "hole" or some sort in the tissue as well. where the discharge comes from
Doctor :   do you have any itching around the anus?
User :   Not at all
Doctor :   it seems to be fistula in the anus
User :   Im sorry, that would be? I am a bit illiterate in these type of things.

Doctor :   or it could be an abscess
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