Know about the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Fistula

Treatment of Fistula

Anal Fistula is the infected tunnel that develops and runs from inside the anus to the end of the anal opening. It is a chronic abnormality and is classified as an anorectal disease. It is generally diagnosed in people who have a previous history of anal abscesses. Fistula can occur in cases where the abscesses have not healed properly and caused infection.

Causes

There are several glands present inside the anus to make various fluids. Due to several reasons, these glands may get clogged or blocked which can hinder their normal functioning. In the result of that, bacteria can build up in the affected areas and lead to the infection of tissues and liquid. There can also be swelling due to bacteria. If left untreated, the abscess can spread to other parts as well. Apart from an abscess, other causes of Anal Fistula are:

 

  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Radiations in Chemotherapy or other treatments for Cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • Intestinal Inflammatory Diseases
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Tumors like Leukemia
  • Trauma
  • Tuberculosis
  • Anorectal Cancer
  • HIV associated with anal abscess or fistula. This is found in one among three patients with HIV.

Symptoms

  • Continuous or Frequent Anal Abscess or pus-like discharge from the anal opening
  • Swelling around the anal opening
  • Pain while sitting due to the swollen anus
  • Discharge of blood, which may cause even more pain
  • Redness and Irritated skin around the anus
  • Painful Bowel Movements
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Sensations of cold or chills in normal conditions

 

Diagnosis

As soon as you observe the above-mentioned symptoms, it is suggested to visit the doctor. Most of the fistulas can be easily diagnosed after a physical examination. But it is not always easy. In some cases, they close and later open back on their own. The doctor generally looks for puss like discharge or bleeding from the anal opening as it a common symptom of this disease.

The doctor may insert a finger from the anal opening and try to inspect the depth and the following direction of the tract. The doctor then suggests the patient for further tests like X-ray, CT Scan, Anoscopy, Ultrasound, MRI or Colonoscopy. To perform a Colonoscopy, a light, thin and flexible tube with a camera on its top is inserted inside from the anal opening. The doctor can see the inside of the bowels on the screen with the help of the camera. The patient is given anesthesia for this procedure.

If Fistula is observed in the diagnosis and examination, the doctor recommends the patient other tests to check if the fistula is related to Crohn’s Disease in that patient. Generally, about 25% of patients with Crohn’s Disease develop the disease of Anal Fistula.

The Most Advanced and Effective Treatment for Anal Fistula at Pristyn Care

The patients can get rid of anal fistula in a pain-free and quick procedure of Laser Surgery. The laser surgery is completely safe and has no harm to any organ or tissues of the patient. With the surgery, the patient can get permanent relief from the disease of Anal Fistula. The laser surgery for anal fistula lasts for less than 30 minutes. There is no risk of recurrence of the disease after this surgery. You can be assured of a Fistula-free life ahead!

 

What happens when you connect to Pristyn Care?

After getting in touch with one of the representatives of Pristyn Care, the patient is first asked about the symptoms he is having. An appointment is then fixed for the patient with the doctor at our nearest clinic. The appointment is fixed as per the convenience of the patient. The patient does not have to wait at the clinic on the day of the appointment, the appointment always starts right at the time.

 

The doctor then examines the patient and depending upon the condition of the patient and extent of the disease, the treatment is decided. For the initial stages of the disease, the doctor prescribes medication. if the disease is in adverse stages, surgery is recommended. The date of the surgery is set as per the convenience of the patient. But if immediate surgery is required, the doctor would recommend the earliest date possible.

 

What happens on the day of the Surgery?

On the day of the surgery, a free cab from Prityn Care is sent to pick up the patient from their home to get to the hospital. There is also a patient buddy present from Pristyn Care’s side. After reaching the hospital, the doctor firstly runs some tests to make sure that the patient is fit for the surgery. The patient is then given anesthesia and the surgery begins. The surgery lasts for less than 30 minutes generally.

The patient is then advised to rest for four to five hours in the hospital and then given general instructions for quick recovery. The patient is also given a diet and exercise chart customized according to the patient. A free cab also drops the patient back at home. The follow-up appointment of the patient is free of cost.

 

Why Choose Laser Surgery?

The patient no longer has to go through the painful open surgery to get relief from anal fistula. Many patients go for over the counter treatments, ayurvedic, homeopathy or herbal treatments to get rid of this disease as they do not want to go through the pain and long recovery period of the open surgery. Alternate treatment methods provide just a temporary relief and the disease generally comes back with adverse symptoms in no time. Surgical removal of anal fistula is important. In some cases, the patient is troubled by anal fistula even after open surgery. The patient has to remain on bed rest for several days after the surgery. There are also many restrictions on diet and daily lifestyle of the patients after the open surgery.

 

 

The patient would feel no pain at the time of or after the laser surgery. There is no risk of infections with this treatment. There are no restrictions on diet or lifestyle after laser surgery. The patient can get back to his regular life the next day after the surgery! Contact Pristyn Care for a pain-free, quick and safe laser surgery for anal fistula.

 

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