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Fistula/Perianal Abscess – know your treatment options

Fistula makes defecation and the simple act of sitting immensely painful. But can this pain be made to go away? Let us look into the causes of fistula and how you can deal with it.

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Fistula/Perianal Abscess – know your treatment options

Fistula makes defecation and the simple act of sitting immensely painful. But can this pain be made to go away? Let us look into the causes of fistula and how you can deal with it.

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Condition

Causes

Symptoms

Specialists

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Condition

first condition

What is Fistula?

Fistula refers to an abnormal tubular connection between the anal canal to the skin surrounding the anal opening. One end of this tube opens into the anal canal and other end opens on the skin around the anal opening. The tubular tract travels through the fat layer of the bottom and can also involve the muscle layers surrounding the anal canal.view more

How to diagnose fistula-in-ano?/When to meet a surgeon?

Anal fistula is clinically diagnosed, Doctor would examine the bottom gently and note for the following signs. -Discharge of pus or blood from the anal canal and the surrounding skin,Presence of a pimple like swelling in the skin around the anal opening,Presence of cord like thickening of skin around the anal opening.

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second condition

Condition

Condition one

What is Fistula?

Fistula refers to an abnormal tubular connection between the anal canal to the skin surrounding the anal opening. One end of this tube opens into the anal canal and other end opens on the skin around the anal opening. The tubular tract travels through the fat layer of the bottom and can also involve the muscle layers surrounding the anal canal.

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Condition two

How to diagnose fistula-in-ano?/When to meet a surgeon?

Anal fistula is clinically diagnosed, Doctor would examine the bottom gently and note for the following signs. -Discharge of pus or blood from the anal canal and the surrounding skin,Presence of a pimple like swelling in the skin around the anal opening,Presence of cord like thickening of skin around the anal opening.

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Causes

  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Infection in the anal gland
  • Tuberculosis
  • Trauma to the anal tissues

Symptoms

  • Foul-smelling bloody drainage from anal opening
  • Pain during bowel movements
  • Fever, chills and fatigue
  • Bleeding along with stool

Causes

  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Infection in the anal gland
  • Tuberculosis
  • Trauma to the anal tissues

Symptoms

  • Foul-smelling bloody drainage from anal opening
  • Pain during bowel movements
  • Fever, chills and fatigue
  • Bleeding along with stool

When to go for surgery? What would be the complication if not operated?

Surgery is usually necessary to treat a fistula as they usually do not heal by themselves. There are several different procedures. The best option for you will depend on the position of your fistula and whether it is a single channel or branches off in different directions. Fistula removal surgery may also be necessary if the infection does not respond to medication or if the fistula is severe enough to require emergency surgery.

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Is it covered under insurance?

Is the treatment covered under insurance?

Health insurances cover the cost of Fistula treatment. The limit on claim amount depends on your policy. Cashless or reimbursement depends on your policy, TPA and affiliations of the hospital with the insurance company.

How is the recovery after surgery?

Your recovery time depends on the type of surgery you had. If you had laparoscopic surgery, you will probably be able to return to work or a normal routine within a week after surgery. If you have an open surgery, it may take 2 to 4 weeks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fistulas can cause a lot of discomfort, and if left untreated, may cause serious complications. Some fistulas can cause a bacteria infection, which may result in sepsis, a dangerous condition that can lead to low blood pressure, organ damage or even death.

If there are any symptoms of pain associated with anal discharge, then one should seek medical help without hesitancy.Have good toilet habits and perineal hygiene. Many do not initiate conversation about this condition due to shyness. If there is sign of pus formation, never self-medicate and never try to squeeze out the pus. Squeezing can possibly push the pus in unwanted directions and lead to more severe conditions.

this is relatively advanced treatment for fistula. Here instead of cutting any tissues, laser is applied within the fistula tract/tube. The laser makes the tube shrink in size and seal off completely. The procedure has lesser or minimal bleeding, faster recovery and lesser pain compared to other methods.