Hi dbrookenz, sure.
I have no problems with the seton itself.
I had no problems with sports or walking at all. When I am straining in bowel movements I feel a slight pain for a second or two, but then it goes away.
The draining is what annoys me most (which has not really ipmroved yet).
Additionally, my abscess ends where the seton hole is. But the abscess has not fully closed, so I am draining from the abscess still and the seton hole (which I believe are inerconnected from what I can see).
But other than the draining the seton is no problem. It has loosened a bit and maybe it can sting a bit the skin sometimes because it moves more.
Over time it loosens, as the fistula migrates along with the seton lower towards the surface of the skin. But that is a good thing, because as it moves towards the surface of the skin, operations (such as fistulotomy) become easier to do (less muscle involved).
That's why some doctors claim the the draining seton works as a slow cutting seton. Sometimes after a long period it can fall out. From what you describe I believe yours was placed in the wrong way or something. It is not normal for it to fall out so quickly.
So maybe a new experience with a seton might be different.
Post Edited (Dimitri71) : 9/17/2017 8:37:38 AM (GMT-6)