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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

Dr. Payam Rafat
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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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How much time will it take for the cure of anal fistula with abscess formation?

How much time will it take for the cure of anal fistula with abscess formation?

Variable: It is hard to say how long it will take to heal. Without knowing how bad the fistula and the abscess is, I cannot answer your question accurately. ...Read more

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Is packing required after an anal fistulotomy.My docter said I have an anal fistula after my abscess healed.With the abscess, packing was very painful?

Is packing required after an anal fistulotomy.My docter said I have an anal fistula after my abscess healed.With the abscess, packing was very painful?

Sometimes: Packing is necessary to "clean out" the area and allow for draiinage after healing begins! NOT TO WORRY ...sounds "normal" for this procedure! Hope this is helpul! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is there any herbal treatment for anal fistula abscess i had surgery but my it never healed thanks in advance?

The treatment for: An anal fistula is surgery. Surgery can be feom simple incision and division to requiring multiple procedures. Recurrence after a fistula surgery is rare but not uncommon and again depends on the complexity. Please check with your surgeon if you have similar symptoms as prior to surgery. There is no herbal treatment for it. ...Read more

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Can anal abscess fistula cause dizziness and or vertigo? Thanks in advance

Can anal abscess fistula cause dizziness and or vertigo? Thanks in advance

Probably Not: If you are taking medications for the anal fistula then they may be causing symptoms. Inner ear problems often cause vertigo. Check with your treating doctor for an exam if it continues. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for surgery (with a seton) on an anorectal abscess & fistula?

What is the recovery time for surgery (with a seton) on an anorectal abscess & fistula?

Seton takes time: to cut through , may take 8 Wks or little more , is very good technique , less chance of recurrence , and flatus incontinence ...Read more

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Could you tell me if this consistently draining anal abscess isn't painful could it still be a fistula?

Could you tell me if this consistently draining anal abscess isn't painful could it still be a fistula?

Yes: You need an exam by a surgeon. Sometimes you may need an exam under anesthesia to correctly diagnose it and treat it at the same time. It could very well be an abscess which hasnt been treated properly. ...Read more

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What is exactly is an anal abscess/fistula?

What is exactly is an anal abscess/fistula?

An infection: In the perianal region, usually derived from the anal glands inside the rectum. A fistula is an abnormal communication between two organs, in this case the rectum and the skin outside the anus. Both require evaluation and often surgery to permanently resolve and prevent recurrences or complications. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of an anal abscess/fistula?

What are common symptoms of an anal abscess/fistula?

Anal Abscess: An anal abscess is a painful condition in which a collection of pus develops near the anus. Most anal abscesses are a result of infection from small anal glands. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/anal-abscess ...Read more

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

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 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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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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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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Is it okay to leave an anal fistula untreated for a year, or will it get bigger?

Is it okay to leave an anal fistula untreated for a year, or will it get bigger?

Unsafe: It won't get bigger, but may branch and make fixing it (surgery) much more complicated! it also might plug up and cause a very painful abscess, thus making you regret getting it taken care of promptly! ...Read more

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My husband has had surgery 4 xs for an anal fistula and will need a 5th, is this common?

Not common: But not rare. Depends if the fistulas are in the exact same place and how they were treated surgically, how complex the fistulas were and whether the correct surgery was performed. Fistulas can recur if incompletely treated at the time of surgery. See a colorectal surgeon for more complex fistulas as your husband has. Also consider whether he has been tested for crohn's disease. ...Read more

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What treatment for anal fistula?

An infection: In the perianal region, usually derived from the anal glands inside the rectum. A fistula is an abnormal communication between two organs, in this case the rectum and the skin outside the anus. Both require evaluation and often surgery to permanently resolve and prevent recurrences or complications. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment for an anal fistula?

Avoid Constipation: Non-surgical treatment includes warm water soaks 2- 3 times a day, increasing fiber intake, drink lots of water, and taking stool softeners or laxatives. Witch hazel (tucks (witch hazel) pads) can help. Some relief in a day or two usually. It may take several weeks for the fissure to heal completely. Sometimes fissures heal without treatment. May require surgery. ...Read more

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


Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more