at first i thought i had a bad case of hemhrhoids....but what i didnt know that is was a fistuala. to make a long story short i have had surgery 3 times. first surgery was to drain an abscess, second time to correct the fistula and third time was to take the fistual plug out. my fistula was not superficial, my fistula tract ran so deep it was hard for my doc to fix my problem. i dont think i will ever be the same down there. i still have pain and i dont think that the soreness and discomfort will ever end. yes the fistula is fixed but its just the soreness that bothering me and i still cant walk regular. i think im screwed for life!