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Operated for perianal abscess. Noticed pus leaking from wound. Do I have fistula?

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I had a perennial abcess which was operated on, all good then next day it formed again yet burst itself a few days later. Now pus has been leaking from wound near anal canal for past 2 weeks and won't stop. Uncomfortable but no pain. Do I have a fistula?
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 3 hours later

Thank you for the query.

Yes, it can be a fistula. Especially if the wound near rectum appeared without any trauma or surgery. It is advisable for you to have colonoscopy or rectoscopy performed to see if there is any fistula. MRI of the pelvic area is also necessary to see where the fistula comes from and to find its exact localization.
Only after this tests, it can be property treated.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
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