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I have a cut/hole on the top of my butt

Patient: I have a cut/hole on the top of my butt crack, near the tailbone area.. it’s like a small circle and it keeps bleeding in small quantities of blood .. It hasn’t stopped bleeding for a month or 2 now I think .. what could it be ? And how do I cure it ?

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.I think that you have a fistula in the anus. This is a opening of the rectum into the o utside and it will bleed regularly. You can try the following to help you:Have a Sitz bath containing lukewarm water with soda bicarb. Sit in the bath for 15 mins to reduce the painGet a seton thread surgery done to open the fistula and achieve cure.See a Doctor for help. All the best.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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