An anal fistula is an external opening results in leakage of pus and bleeding. In short, an anal fistula is a small channel which can be developed between the end of the bowel and the skin near the anus. This is common among the people having the past history of an anal abscess (infected cavity filled with pus). Fistula occurred when abscess not drained and healed properly. A severe type of Anal fistula may result in pain, bleeding, drainage, and discomfort while sitting and doing bowel movements.
An anal fistula is also called “fistula-in-ano” which is a common problem nowadays. It is referred to as the abnormal connection between the inner surface of the anal canal and skin around the anal verge.
Inside our anus, some glands are there which make fluids and which may get blocked or clogged. This may lead to raising a bacteria sweeping the pocket, infecting tissue and liquid which is called abscess. If this abscess is not treated, it may become fistula causing pain and bleeding. Some of the common and rare causes of an anal fistula are:-
As per the medical research and feedback from the patients, some of the common symptoms are:-
Once you find the above symptoms, contact the Anal Fistula Doctor in Gurgaon immediately to get the timely treatment.
The physician will check for your medical history and will evaluate it with a physical examination. If fistulas are visible, they may be traced easily but for the invisible fistulas, some tests are required.
A single or group of diagnostic tests can be performed using anesthesia as and when required.
For the simple fistula, you are not required to stay in hospital as some medications are enough to treat the fistula.
The most common worldwide Anal fistula treatments are:-
It is done to treat the crucial anal fistula. the doctor may cut open the skin and muscle surrounding the tunnel, to allow healing the inside out by flushing out the infected pus or tissue. Some glands may be required to remove from the channel by surgery. Once it is done, channels are flattened and stitched.
Seton or latex string is placed into the fistula to help drain the access or infected area. It may take up to 6 weeks to heal.
It is used rarely. The surgeon will create a flap from the rectal wall. Ice the fistula removal surgery is done, the flap will be used to cover the repair. The procedure reduces the amount of sphincter muscle that is cut.
Once the surgeon will clear the channel and stitches the internal opening, the external opening can be sealed using a plug of Collagen protein. Special glue (fibrin) made of fibrous protein can be injected through the external opening.
It’s a two-stage treatment in which Seton is placed into the fistula tract to help drain the abscess. After several weeks, the surgeon will remove the infected tissue and will close the internal opening.
This is done to teat the complex fistula which is more invasive. A temporary opening is created into the abdomen to divert waste into a collagen bag, and to allow the anal area to heal.
The channel opening is filed with the muscle tissue taken from the thigh, labia or buttock.
To perform this, the fistula path is checked with an endoscope to check for the interns opening. Then the internal opening is closed with the help of a stapler and entire path is destroyed using electrocautery under direct telescopic vision. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia.
This is the non-invasive procedure which removes the abscess without creating pain and bleeding.
Laser Surgery of Fistula has become popular nowadays due to its unique advantages and features. It can offer you multiple benefits which are mentioned below:-
To prepare for the surgery, the surgeon will always explain to you what to do or what not to do. he may ask you to:-
Although there is no risk associated after the surgery if it performed well, still some risks may be attached depending upon the severity of the disease and Body immune system which can be:-
Fistula can be cured with the surgical and nonsurgical treatments but to reduce the chances of fistula or inflammation, preventive care tips to be followed:-
Visit the UPHI center to get the right treatment at the right cost. The cost will depend upon the complexity of fistula and treatment thereof. Better to Visit the UPHI- Anal Fistula Hospital in Gurgaon and meet our Laser Experts to have more information.
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