i am new to this forum and in desperate need of some advice/ guidance regarding a procedure I had yesterday. I have had an pouch for about 5-6 years now and had no problems until last year when I began suffering swelling and pain in the vaginal - peri anal region which was diagnosed as a fistula. my surgeon put in a loose seton to keep it draining and I was coming to terms with living with this long term however over the past few weeks I started to get the same pain/ swelling on the right hand side.
I underwent an exploration under anaesthetic and was told that the seton had blocked internally and caused an absess to form on the right hand side (the seton is on the left side). My surgeon then told me there was a bit of infection there that he had to clear out and he moved the seton further towards the back. Once I got home and had a look at exactly what had been done i was shocked to find an excision on the left hand side about 4-5cm long and a few cm deep with the seton in place.
Will this excision/ wound heal or is this what I've been left with? Any help would be greatly appreciated freaking out a bit!!!!