Anal Fistula is the tunnel that runs inside the anus or in other words it is the small tunnel that develops between the end of the bowel and the skin near the anus (where solid waste is passed from your body).
This also tends to develop if you’re experiencing an infection that is affecting the glands around your anus. This can cause abscess between your skin and anus.
Complex anal fistulas – The condition where additional tracts are developed from the tunnel or muscles of your anus that is between your skin and your canal.
Causes of Anal Fistula:
Some of the causes of anal fistulas are;
- Crohns’ disease (Long-term bowel conditions)
- Abscess in the anus
- Sexually transmitted diseases
Symptoms of Anal Fistula:
Some of anal fistula related symptoms include;
- Swelling, pain, and discomfort around your anus
- Discharge from the opening of the fistula in your skin
Normally the symptoms are not always caused by an anal fistula but, if you tend to have these symptoms, see your doctor.
There will be a drainage from the external opening in most of the cases, at the same time some fistulas are easy to identify.
Signs of oozing fluid or bleeding are examined by your doctor.
A surgery can be suggested as the best treatment for this condition, because there’s no fixed medication for this condition.
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