Anal fistula, also known as a fistula-in-ano, is a small tunnel that forms between the end of the bowel and the skin near the anus. It is often the result of a previous anal abscess that has not been adequately treated or has recurred. It is a common condition that affects many people, particularly those with Crohn's disease or other bowel conditions.
The anus is an internal opening of rectum by which the stool are passed out from the body. A amount of tiny several glands are inside the anus that make fluid. If some of these glands get blocked then a bacteria build-up in anus and create a swollen pocket of infected tissue and liquid, this is known as abscess. This abscess may develop Anal Fistula. Problems with the anus are very common. Haemorrhoids, abscesses, fissures (cracks) and cancer are one of them.
Anal abscess is generally handled through surgical drainage. But Homeopathy medicines have excellent results in it. 50% of these abscesses can grow into a fistula in which a tiny tunnel links the affected gland inside the anus.
The exact cause of anal fistula is unknown, but it is thought to be related to an infection in the anal area. In some cases, it may be due to a previous abscess or surgery in the area. Other risk factors that may cause anal fistula include;
There are so many other symptoms of fistula but the possible symptoms are as follows;
An anal fissure is a tear or open sore that develops in the lining of the large intestine, near the anus. It may be acute & chronic both. If it is existed more than 8 weeks then it is considered chronic fissure.
Common causes of anal fissure include:
The most common symptoms of anal fissures are:
Hemorrhoids is classified into four grades;