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I am getting recurrent uti's and using antibiotics each time. I have anal fistula, it discharges pus. Am i getting uti's due to fistula discharge?

I am getting recurrent uti's and using antibiotics each time. I have anal fistula, it discharges pus. Am i getting uti's due to fistula discharge?

Yes to uti: The discharging anal fistula, in a female will colonize the genital area. This will be the source of bacteria ( commonly e-coli ). You may consider the fistula surgically treated to eliminate the source of bacteria. Remember repeated use of antibiotics will eventually make you resistant to the antibiotics, which is a dangerous situation to be in.Zk. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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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Can an anal fistula have little or no pain? Pus collects around rectum when i sit, but the small hole bleeds after bm. No bm pain during, little after

Can an anal fistula have little or no pain? Pus collects around rectum when i sit, but the small hole bleeds after bm. No bm pain during, little after

Yes: It can simply drain without pain. You should definitely have this treated, however. There are some very well respected colon and rectal surgeons in your region that can provide you very good care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an anal fistula that is only an inch long? Connects from top of healing fissure (no pain) & pus drains/collects nearby

Is it possible to have an anal fistula that is only an inch long? Connects from top of healing fissure (no pain) & pus drains/collects nearby

Yes: Absolutely. This happens. As a fissure is healing, it can form a small subcutaneous sinus that becomes a fistula. I have seen that several times. It heals very well because it usually involves no sphincter muscle and is readily treated with a simple fistulotomy. ...Read more

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How much a lasser cirugy an anal fistula?

Hmmm: If you are asking what the cost of laser surgery to treat an anal fistula might be, I can't help you. But I can tell you that treating an anal fistula with laser surgery would be rather unorthodox. ...Read more

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What happens if an anal fistula is untreated?

It continues: An anal fistula will continue to fester, leaking pus and blood every few days, until it is fixed. The fix depends on the course of the fistula through the anal sphincter. There is a small risk of cancer if a fistula is left for many years. ...Read more

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How to prevent recurrence of anal fistula?

Depends: On the cause of the fistula in the first place. Maintain a consistent bowel pattern and avoiding constipation or diarrhea is the best you can do. If the fistula is relate to crohn's disease, keeping your disease in remission by taking your maintenance meds without fail, is the best you can do. ...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


Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more