What is Seton stitch?

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Seton stitch is a length of suture material looped through the fistula which keeps it open and allows pus to drain out. In this situation, the seton is referred to as a draining seton. The stitch is placed close to the anorectal ring to encourages healing.

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
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Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Seton stitch

Side effect Patients
Difficulty doing daily activities 1
Pain 1
Adherence
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Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
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