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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
I'm having fistula starting from anus but it has not connected yet to anal & rectum and I have to wait a month should I consult eurologist or MS surgen?
Anal fistula: Is a surgical problem best addressed by a surgeon. It can be treated, but not when it is abscessed. You should see this doctor while infection is under control. ...Read more
How do you spot a anus fistula? I have a bump that's itchy and seems to secret a clear fluid in very slight amounts. It's 1 inch from my anus.
Anal fistula: You should be examined by a rectal surgeon or gastroenterologist. They want to take xrays for diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes: Anal fissure and perianal fistula are two different problems, but both can be found in or around the anus. A fissure is a "cut" or break in the anal mucosa that is painful and bleeds. A fistula is a communication between two structures - usually the rectum, bowel or abscess and the skin in or around the anus. Good luck! ...Read more
Help please, my doctor just announced that I have an early fistula at the edge of anus, and said that there is no way out?
Not sure what that: Means. See a surgeon for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
What should I do to avoid rashes arouond my anus nd recently I had recovered from fistula in ano thread surgery please tell me ointment?
After surgery of fistula I found sticky cream color mucus leaking from anus all the time. The surgery took place before 6 months. What is solution.
? infection: If this drainage is pus rather than clear mucus, an infection may be present that requires treatment. The rectal surgeon should evaluate, treat and followup on this. In the meantime try warm wet applications and then keep the area clean and dry except for an antibiotic ointment on some gauze until you see your surgeon. ...Read more
I'm healed from anal fistula but should I need to pat dry my anus every bowel mov' t using tissue? Or be like normal person without pat dry after wash
Do not rub/ irritate the area.
Your bm has to be smooth and yes - pat dry. ...Read more
Anal fistuka: Your symptoms are certainly worrisome for an anal fistula. A fissure presents as painful bleeding. A fistula presents with external pain, drainage with a foul odor, and generally involves a previous anal procedure, but not always. Consult a surgeon, as surgery is effective treatment for both. ...Read more
I have what's white stuff almost looks like snot/discharge coming out of my anus? Its a little on the thick side? I have Crohn/IBS + fissure + Fistula
White anal discharge: Call follow up with your gastroenterologist today may be mucus meaning a flare or may be due to infection since you have fistulas ...Read more
I have a boil about 1 inch from my anus. It is at the site of a former fistula surgery. Should I wait for it to come to a head or seek immediate attention. If so, family doc or colorectal doc to lance?
After getting a perianal abscess drained out there is itching in the anus while passing stool. Is it a fistula? My doc said for check up after a month
Had small painful "bump" inch above anus 3 months ago. Opened up and bled when wiping. Now it is healed and flat but whitish purple color. Crs says not fistual. Cancer?
Inflammation: Painful bumps above the rectum that bleed and then heal over leaving a scar are generally boils (infection in the skin, usually staph that after draining heal). Some people are more prone to such boils if they eat a lot of chocolate or eat a lot of sweets. Cancer is very unlikely. ...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
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 more
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 more
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?
Fistula surgery 5.6.17 fistula healed from top to the anal hole there's a small hole left else is closed up and looking good how long to fully heal?
Check With Doctor: The surgeon (or a nurse in the office) should be able to answer this. Generally, the doctor will want to see you for follow-up after most any surgery anyway. The surgeon knows what s/he had to do to correct the fistula and can best judge how long it should be until full healing occurs. ...Read more
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