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I had surgery on Wednesday 29th August this year for a perianal fistula and abscess and was signed off of my work.
On the surgical form the hospital gave me on discharge it said I have had a laying open of a perial fistula and removal/draining of small abscess. The operation went well i went into hospital on the Wednesday Morning and was home by the evening.
Every day i would have the wound packed and dressed, i was told the wound looked clean and was very close (i dont know what was meant by very close but as they said it was looking good and nice and clean i was happy) the nurses were great and although very painful to move or do anything i was up and about (only slightly in a few days), i had the packing and dressing every day.
Unfortunatly on one of the weeks i should have had the packing done I came on my girly monthly (which was quite heavy) i should not have had a monthly as i have not had one for months as i get the depo contraceptive injection. The week that i was on my girly monthly the packing was difficult and didnt really get done..... the nurse i was seeing that week said it was best just to put a bit of gauz in between my bum cheeks and she'd send me on my way.
The following week i had stopped my girly monthly and pain had started in my bum i was quite unconfortable, i was now seeing a different nurse from the week befor who when checked me to see if she could pack the wound said it had healed over and all should be fine. I explained about the week before and the pains that i had now started to get down in that area. The nurse said the opening to the wound was fine and i shouldnt worry and maybe i had been overdoing it which is why i was now getting some pain, she told me to take it easy and i should get back on track.
I was in all honesty feeling much better after a few more days of resting up even though still a little bit painful to walk and sit but i decided to get signed back onto work and returned to work on the 2nd October. The first week back i was very unconfrtable only little pain and only every now and then (if i had sat in the same position for to long or wlked a bit far) i was thinking all was getting better but then last week i had a very painfull bowel movement with lots of blood (it was a fairly loose movement - dont know why the blood) every day since i have had blood comming from the anal passage when i have a movement (im very regular and go every morning whithout fail).
some days the blood is very red blood and then other days its like a watery blood. Im getting worried as i do not wish to take any further time off work but the pain is just now getting to the stage where its making me a bit light headed, im taking paracetemol for the pain but this doesnt seeem to be touching it ..... i know exactly where the pain is comming from, i can feel it, its comming from deep inside the anal passage ..... it hurts to sit, stand and walk around.
Ive had my hospital check up appointment come through for the 7th November.
Does anyone know if the bleeding is normal after surgery for this perianal fistula?? is it just part of the healing process??
also can anyone recomend a realy strong pain killer to get me through the day (not with asprin though as i swell up i think i may be allergic to asprin but not sure)
The other thing is that im due to get married on Saturday the 3rd November and i dont want to be in pain on my wedding day.
should i get a doctors appointment befor hand or will i just be waisting there time seen as how i have the hospital appointment comming up.
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