Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Anal Fistula : Get Rid Of Your Painful Days!

Anal Fistula is a condition which starts with infection in the glands of the anal canal. This is a chronic abnormal communication with the epithelialised surface of the anal canal and the perianal skin. Anal fistula generally arises in people with a history of anal abscesses and which has not healed properly.


This originates from the Anal Glands which drain into the anal canal. If the opening of these glands get closed, then a swelling forms and will finally burst into the exterior skin. The area along which pus drains can become a fistula.


The symptoms of Anal Fistula are mentioned as follows:

  • Irritation of skin around the anus.
  • Throbbing ache near the anus while you sit, shift around, during a bowel movement, coughing or sneezing.
  • Foul smelling discharge from or around the anus.
  • Swelling and redness in the region of your anus and warmth or fever and if you have an abscess.

These are the main symptoms of Anal Fistula and the treatment for curing this medical condition are mentioned as below.


Treatments for the condition.

As a few of the fistula conditions will heal by themselves, surgery is usually necessary to cure Anal Fistula. Surgery for an anal fistula is regularly carried out under regional anesthetic. Most of the patients require a single day hospital admission. Some of the options for the treatment are mentioned below.



It is the most common surgery for anal fistulas and it includes cutting along the length of the fistula to open it up and hence it heals as a flat wound. Fistulotomy is considered as the most common surgery with less risk.

Seton techniques: 

Seton is a thread which will keep along the fistula tract for a stipulated period of time to induce fibrosis of the tract. This drains and helps it cure. Seton is also played during fistulotomy around the sphincter muscles, to avoid injury to the muscle and incontinence.
Advancement flap procedure: This process scraping out the fistula and wrapping the tract where it enters the bowel using the part of the skin and terminal most part of the anal canal. This is a more complex procedure and is required only for recurrent and complex fistulae.

These are the common options of treatments available in the modern medicine. To avail the best fistula surgery in Kerala, you can contact Dr. Deepak Varma, the well known Gastro Surgeon in Kochi. The best anal fistula treatment in Kochi is provided by them.
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