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Is there a permanent cure for anal fistulas? They always seem to come back.

Is there a permanent cure for anal fistulas? They always seem to come back.

Usually: Most anal fistulas are easy to cure, some are very difficult. There are many options for the treatment of anal fistulae, depending on the anatomy of the fistula. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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I had two surgeries from anal fistula and has been cured. It hurts when i sitting down on bike or exercise. What i do?

I had two surgeries from anal fistula and has been cured. It hurts when i sitting down on bike or exercise. What i do?

It depends ...: Fistula surgery can be simple to complex. Postop course depends on the extent and complexity of the surgery. Pain can be a part of recovery depending on when was the surgery. Healing can take 8-12 weeks. With the history of 2 fistulas, check with your surgeon to make sure that you are not developing another disease. Scar tissue can also cause discomfort specially after sitting on hard surfaces. ...Read more

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After suffering for long time anal fistula. I lose some weight and become underweight. How can i gain and go back to my normal weight again?

After suffering for long time anal fistula. I lose some weight and become underweight. How can i gain and go back to my normal weight again?

Check with Dr. first: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon,... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu,... ...Read more

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Have recurrence anal fistula. Is anal fistula would be related to constipation? and if operated is it permanent to change my diet or for temporarily?

Anal fistula : Recurrent anal fistula may be related to I diagnosed irritable bowl disease such as Crohn's disease. I recommend you get a colonoscopy with biopsy to further evaluate for an underlying condition. ...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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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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My son had an anal fistula sx removed at 1 yr old. It reoccured ~six mo later but healed by itself. Now, at 5 yrs it's back, isn't healing. Options?

My son had an anal fistula sx removed at 1 yr old.  It reoccured ~six mo later but healed by itself.  Now, at 5 yrs it's back, isn't healing. Options?

Anal fissure: Maintain a diet high in fibre and use a daily stool softener. There are topical medications that can be used to help with healing. Regular irrigation of the area in the shower to keep the area clean. Review his management with his doctor. All the best and I hope this heals. ...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


Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more