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An abnormal passage or small tunnel between the anal canal and the skin near the buttocks is called an anal fistula. The anus is an external opening through which waste is expelled from the body. There are several small glands present inside the anus that makes mucus. Over time, these glands get clogged and become infected leading to an abscess, ultimately developing into a fistula. The traditional treatment for fistula causes pain and discomfort, hence people mostly look for Laser treatment to treat fistula.
Physical examination & rectal examination is done by the doctor to check the severity and to locate the fistula openings.
It is the new technique for fistulas associated with anal sphincter muscles. The skin above the fistula is opened, the sphincter muscles are pushed apart & the internal opening of the fistula is tightened with a suture. The infected tract is removed and the wound is cleaned.
Fistula results from an injury or surgery. Infection or inflammation can also cause a fistula to develop. Crohn’s disease – Inflammation of intestines caused by an immune response to an infection causing fistula
Fistulas cause a lot of discomforts when left untreated. Some fistulas can cause bacterial infection resulting in sepsis, which can lead to low blood pressure or organ damage.
Fistula is a disease that won’t heal on its own and if left untreated the pain gets worse causing a lot of discomfort. When you notice symptoms like blood or pus discharge, or pain in the anal area, immediately consult an expert doctor.
Fistula is an anorectal disease, thus, a proctologist or general surgeon will be able to treat it effectively
After Fistulotomy surgery, patient may experience some mild to moderate pain or discomfort in the rectal area. Constipation, difficulty in urinating and possibly rectal bleeding can also be experienced.
Many insurance companies provide coverage for anal fistula surgeries after a period of few years. Our HospiOne Team can guide you perfectly in this scenario.
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