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Can anal fistula cause bloody stools?

Can anal fistula cause bloody stools?

Yes: An anal fistula is an abnormal, infected channel (tract) with an internal opening in the anal canal and an external opening in the skin near the anus or rectum. Anal fistulae can present with many different symptoms: pain, discharge - either bloody or purulent, pruritus ani - itching, or systemic symptoms if abscess becomes infected. ...Read more

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Anal Fistula (Definition)

An anal fistula is an abnormal connection or tract that connects the inside lining of the colon or rectum with the outside skin. It intermittently drains pus and can cause discomfort, pain, itching, and other symptoms. It most commonly occurs as a consequence of an abscess in the same area. This may require outpatient surgery ...Read more


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After having a laying open of anal fistula I am still having large mucus stools. 2 ops and 1 week on antibiotic drip have not stopped it. No issue b4 ?

After having a laying open of anal fistula I am still having large mucus stools. 2 ops and 1 week on antibiotic drip have not stopped it. No issue b4 ?

Hmm...: cannot say in your particular case and fistulas frequently go off in directsion that are not expected. Furthermore there can be secondary infections, this includes infections FROM the antibiotic treatment (C DiFF). ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what causes an anal fistula?

Can you please tell me what causes an anal fistula?

Infected anal gland: the most common cause if an infected gland near the anus typically due to obstruction of the gland. Thus results in a small abscess. The abscess needs to drain to prevent you from becoming sick. It does this by finding a path to release to release the puss. The pathway is typically to the adjacent skin near the anus. In rare circumstance fistulas can be the result of Crohnes or cancer. ...Read more

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Could a hard fall cause an anorectal abscess and anal fistula?

Could a hard fall cause an anorectal abscess and anal fistula?

Yes: Trauma is a known and common cause of infections resulting in abscess and fistula. Consult with a surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause a vaginal anal fistula ? How is it treated and is it harmful to leave untreated?

Trauma: The most common cause would be from traumatic child birth but it can also happen from other vaginal or anal trauma or from some inflammatory bowel conditions. It is treated surgically by removing it and re closing the tissue around it. If not repaired you are at increased risk of vaginal infections. ...Read more

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Can wrong sitting posture in toilet can be a factor of chronic constipation that will cause later a varicocele?or anal fistula? suffered badly to them

Can wrong sitting posture in toilet can be a factor of chronic constipation that will cause later a varicocele?or anal fistula? suffered badly to them

No: Posture while sitting on toilet seat has no effect on your bowel troubles. Fistula is an infection and requires good surgeon to take care of it. Proper use of laxatives may be helpful, so I advise you tol seek medical guidance. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: anal fistula?

What is the definition or description of: anal fistula?

Anal Fistula Tract: An anal fistula is an abnormal connection or tract that connects the inside lining of the colon or rectum with the outside skin. It intermittently drains pus and can cause discomfort, pain, itching, and other symptoms. It most commonly occurs as a consequence of an abscess in the same area. This may require outpatient surgery to treat the problem. ...Read more

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What happens if an anal fistula goes untreated for a year?

Abscess: An anal fistula is a connection from the inside of the anorectal area to the outside. This will cause soiling and infection. If left untreated it will lead to perirectal abscess formation and sepsis. ...Read more

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Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more


Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more