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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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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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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

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I have an anal fistula. What medical treatment should I follow until i get operated in one month? It is painful at the moment!

I have an anal fistula. What medical treatment should I follow until i get operated in one month? It is painful at the moment!

Recurrence of absces: If the external opening closes the discharge will accumulate and cause a recurrent abscess. Take sitz baths and the external openining might have to be opened up again. ...Read more

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What to do if I have anal fistula wihout surgery and medicine, naturally cure treatment?

There is: No natural cure for a fistula.. Period. Sorry, but surgery is the best way to resolve a fistula. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could anyone tell me the best treatment for anal-fistula. I have already gone through a surgery, but no result?

Surgery: Is the best treatment and although occassionally fails and requires repeat procedure, if done correctly has an excellent result. Numerous types of fistula surgery are out there depending on the location of the fistula and experience of the surgeon. See a colon and rectal surgeon or at least get a second opinion from one. ...Read more

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Is there any consequences to letting a peri anal fistula 2' to crohns go without treatment? Currently pretty happy with the way things are

Treat the crohn: Usually peri Rectal fistula secondary to crohn will eventually heal if the crohn is under control. If that is the case do not worry. But at the same time if the fistula continue to act up it means the crohn is not under control and you need treatment. Make sure you follow with your GI doctor and follow their instructions ...Read more

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I am suffering from anal fistula from past two years i.E an extra muscle has formed at the opening.How can I cure it by using home treatment?

That's just wrong: I am suffering from anal fistula from past two years i.E an extra muscle has formed at the opening.How can i cure it by using home treatment? Unfortunately, an anal fistula is not treated by any home remedies it is usually explored and opened and repaired by a qualified colorectal surgeon. ...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