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

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 herbal treatment for anal fistula abscess I had surgery but my it never healed thanks in advance?

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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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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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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Are any follow-up treatments needed after anal fistula surgery?

Are any follow-up treatments needed after anal fistula surgery?

Surgeon office exam: Evaluation by your surgeon after surgery to be sure that the area is healing properly would be sufficient. There is a low chance of fistula recurrence after the first surgery, depending on the size, depth, and location of the fistula, and what type of surgery was performed. ...Read more

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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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How much a lasser cirugy an anal fistula?

Hmmm: If you are asking what the cost of laser surgery to treat an anal fistula might be, I can't help you. But I can tell you that treating an anal fistula with laser surgery would be rather unorthodox. ...Read more

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What happens if an anal fistula is untreated?

What happens if an anal fistula is untreated?

It continues: An anal fistula will continue to fester, leaking pus and blood every few days, until it is fixed. The fix depends on the course of the fistula through the anal sphincter.
There is a small risk of cancer if a fistula is left for many years. ...Read more

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Is there a non surgical procedure for anal fistula?

Not really: There are some fistula plugs that can be used, and while it is technically "surgery", it can be way less invasive because the fistula tract is scraped, then the plug inserted. There's also something called a Seton that can be used for a while, that helps in some situations. See a colorectal surgeon for a proper evaluation and ask about these things. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What the difference between anal fissure and anal fistula?

What the difference between anal fissure and anal fistula?

Tear / tract: A fissure is s a tear in the anal mucosa. A fistula is a tunnel deeper in the tissues with one opening on the outside and another opening on the inside of the anal canal or lower rectum. ...Read more

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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

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Can you explain the difference between anal fissure and anal fistula?

Tear vs. Tunnel: An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the anal canal, just inside the opening, and typically causes pain and bleeding. An anal fistula is an abnormal communication (tunnel) from inside the anal canal out to the perianal skin, usually the result of a prior perirectal abscess. It may cause drainage, swelling, discomfort and recurrent abscesses. Both are treatable conditions. ...Read more

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How soon after a lay open anal fistula procedure can I start running and lifting weights?

How soon after a lay open anal fistula procedure can I start running and lifting weights?

Ask surgeon: Everyone heals differently and has different recovery periods based on their personal and unique condition/body. This would be best answered by the surgeon. Call him and ask the question, they should be happy to provide you with the best answer for your specific condition post-op. Good luck. ...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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I had anal fistula 2 month ago and it keeps draining. Last two days I have been feel sick. I squeez it and a lot of stuff drained out. What do I do?

I had anal fistula 2 month ago and it keeps draining. Last two days I have been feel sick. I squeez it and a lot of stuff drained out. What do I do?

See a surgeon: This may need to be opened up again or bigger than last time. Sometimes a simple treatment is not complete. Chances are this will not go away on it's own without proper treatment. ...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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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

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

Yes: It can simply drain without pain. You should definitely have this treated, however. There are some very well respected colon and rectal surgeons in your region that can provide you very good care. ...Read more

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Hello I have a multiple opening Anal fistula for 3 years but I am to much afraid to do the surgery because of the pain how painful is the post surgery?

Hello I have a multiple opening Anal fistula for 3 years but I am to much afraid to do the surgery because of the pain how painful is the post surgery?

Truth be told: Many many patients of mine have commented that the post operative fistula removal period is a good deal LESS than the ongoing pain when the fistula is "full"

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...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


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


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