Hi nonfistulas, good points.
I' ve had the seton for three months prior to the surgery as you point out so I was hoping this could help.
I've never had stool show up to now in my drainage. Prior to the surgery it was a weekly circle of fairly thick pus, slightly greenish and following that some more bloodish drainage.
Post surgery drainage is more liquid, more yellowish and pinkish and occassionally just a little thicker. It is more drainage for sure.
I am afraid that if I stop the antibiotics (in a couple of days) it will be the same as before.
Now in terms of the internal
opening and FiLac, there exist two schools of thought: a) The Italian, a surgeon called Paolo Giamundo, who just uses the laser and b) the German, Arne Wilhelm who believes in shutting the internal
opening (via sutures or flap or other "tricks" that I am not aware of).
My surgeon is a fan of the Italian school so he simply does the laser (very non-invasive and repeatable).
The challenge is that you need the results as well obviously.
The surgery recovery has been quite good for me (besides the antibiotics which annoy me). Today I went jogging for example. So no aches and staff.
However, at this point I am not sure if I would chose FiLac again in order to attack this demon. I am tending towards LIFT for the next time. But then again I have a lot of time ahead of me....
Post Edited (Dimitri71) : 10/31/2017 4:10:57 AM (GMT-6)