Anal Fistula Treatment in Hyderabad
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The anal canal contains glands that secrete mucus. Sometimes these glands get infected and form pus. At times, the infection increases to the opening of the skin around the anus as a fistula. Most anal fistulas are infections that spread from the anal glands to the skin. Few other diseases of the large intestine can also be present with the fistula. These diseases include tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections, trauma, Crohn’s disease, etc.
What Causes Anal Fistula?
The main cause of anal fistula is clogging of anal glands and anal abscesses. If it is left untreated, an abscess can grow and make a hole in the skin near the anus, so that fluid can get drained. This can lead to fistula. However, the following health conditions can also lead to anal fistula:
- Inflammatory diseases of the large intestine like Crohn’s disease
- Trauma, sometimes results in fistula
- Radiation treatments
What are the Symptoms of Anal Fistula
Anal Fistulas are painful. The following are the symptoms of anal fistulas:
- Pain and swelling near the anal region
- Bleeding from the anus
- Pain with bowel movement
- Discharge of bloody or foul-smelling liquid from a hole near the anus
- Fever, chills and fatigue
- Irritation around the anus and frequent anal abscesses
If you ever notice any of these symptoms, you should immediately visit a doctor to diagnose your condition.
Diagnosis of Anal Fistula
The doctor physically examines the fistula by looking at the area near the anus. The doctor will look for the fistula opening to know its depth, and direction of the fistula tract. In most cases, fistulas can be easily identified. But, in some cases, fistulas won’t be visible on the skin surface. In such cases, the physician needs to perform additional tests which include:
- Anoscope, where a special scope is used to look into the rectum and anus
- MRI or ultrasound to look in the region around the anal tract to see for fistula
- A special exam may be conducted by giving you anaesthesia so that you do not have pain
Treatment of Anal Fistula
Medications alone cannot help cure an anal fistula. The fistula needs to be treated from its root, which can be achieved through surgery. The surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis, and you do not need to visit a hospital. The following are the surgical options:
Fistulotomy: This procedure opens the fistula to allow the fistula tract to heal from the bottom up.
Seton: If the fistula is complicated, a special drain called seton is placed in the opening for 6 weeks before performing the surgery. This helps the fistula to drain.
Flap procedure: In this process, the fistula will be covered with tissue from the rectum.
Laser Treatment for Anal Fistula
The laser treatment uses a laser beam to destroy the fistula. In most cases of laser treatment, the patient is cured without major cuts or wounds. An anal fistula is treated using the fistula laser closure method, also called FiLAC (fistula laser closure) procedure.
Benefits of Laser Treatment
Laser treatment for anal fistula offers several benefits such as the following:
- It is painless
- It takes less healing time
- Does not cause any damage to the surrounding tissue
- Less bleeding and fast recovery
- It is the most modern and up to date treatment method
Though laser treatment is expensive, it is highly recommended by doctors as it is less complicated and the recovery rate is fast in patients.
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