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How should an anal fistula be treated?

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Dr. Klarida Papaqako

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Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2018 in Environmental and Occupational Hazards
Question: my uncle is a seafarer and he is still on board. this is his result. what should we do about the situation? thank you
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Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako 43 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Anal fistula needs surgery.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Thank you for posting your health query.

I saw carefully the photo that you sent. Seems like your uncle has an anal fistula and it needs surgery to get fixed.

For now, until he comes off board, he can take care of his diet and avoid constipation, drink a lot of fluids. There are some creams he can use locally but I don't know if he has them on board.

As soon as he can he should see a doctor who is specialized for hemorrhoids and get the surgery/recommended treatment.

Hope this is helpful. Let me know if you need more clarifications.

Regards,     
Dr. Klarida Papaqako, General & Family Physician

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Follow up: Dr. Klarida Papaqako 21 minutes later
ohh.. thanks!
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Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Happy to have been of help!

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Happy to have been of help.

Regards,
Dr. Klarida Papaqako, General & Family Physician
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