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Are Anal Fistulas Minor Annoyances Or Serious Medical Problems
Great question: It is RARE for it to heal without surgery but also it is rare for a fistula to threaten one's health. Very rarely we see the infection get into blood stream and make patient very sick and even infect heart valve or infection can get out of control. It is up to the patient as to how much of a bother the symptoms represent. To help decide a patient really should discuss with Colorectal Surgeon Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Could be especially: If it drains yellowish thick purulent material. Could also be a small hemorrhoidor your everyday "zit" Read more
I have an anal fistula. What medical treatment should I follow until I get operated in one month? It is painful at the moment!
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
Iam suffering from anal fistula for 3 years now. Five times I had big pus in my anal side. Three times I removed it my a small surgery and two times i?
See colorectal surg: You need a formal fistulectomy not just a fistulotomy. Excise the whole tract and surrounding tissue. Read more
Drainage, Abscess: Failure to correct an anal fistula generally leads to persistent drainage, recurrent peri rectal abscesses and gradual fibrosis of the anal sphincter. Correction of anal fistulas is generally indicated. See a board certified colorectal surgeon. Some fistulas are simple, but some are very complex. Read more
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
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
Anal Fistulas: Yes. Fistula are treated by evaluation under anesthesia, anoscopy, digital exam and proctoscopy. The first step is to determine the locations of the internal and external openings of the fistula, the amount of sphincter involved, the number of tracts, the association with the urethra or vagina, and drainage of any abscesses. Ttreatements include fistulotomy, advancement flap, and fistula plug. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I had an anal fistula what would be the exact symptoms and would they become more obvious after I had just been to the toilet?
Before treatment...: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem before treatment. Read more
I have a flat, firm and painful area around the external opening of my anal fistula. When I press on the area it hurts? What could it be?
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