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.

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What treatment for anal fistula?

Start with fiber. Fiber supplements will bulk the stool which can stretch the spastic internal sphincter that is the cause of fissure pan. Sitz baths also sooth the muscle. The addition of Diltiazem or Nifedipine or Nitroglycerin cream may ALS help. If medical therapy fails the surgery has highest cure rate. 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...

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...
See your doctor. You may be re-infected if it is painful right now. I suggest you call your surgeon immediately to discuss. Read more...

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...

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?

Dont think home rx. Will work. You need to see a colo rectal surgeon to see if they can do any resonstructive surgery. Some people with this condition have terrible life long complications. I think i heard a piece on african women who had chronic anal fistula. This is not the home therapy kind of thing. Read more...
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...