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How are fistulas different from hemorrhoids?
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Dr. Arie Pelta
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Not similar
Fistula is a tunnel caused by infection and not normal.
Hemorrhoids are cushions that are part of normal anatomy that everyone has.

In brief: Not similar
Fistula is a tunnel caused by infection and not normal.
Hemorrhoids are cushions that are part of normal anatomy that everyone has.
Dr. Arie Pelta
Dr. Arie Pelta
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Very much so
Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal area that serve as cushions to protect the area when having a bowel movement.
Fistulas are abnormal communications from one body organ to another, in the case of anal fistulas from the rectum to the perianal skin. The origin of the fistulas is usually and underlying disease process that must be diatgnosed to determine the proper management of the fistula.

In brief: Very much so
Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal area that serve as cushions to protect the area when having a bowel movement.
Fistulas are abnormal communications from one body organ to another, in the case of anal fistulas from the rectum to the perianal skin. The origin of the fistulas is usually and underlying disease process that must be diatgnosed to determine the proper management of the fistula.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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