Anal fistulas are the result of an infection in an anal gland that spreads to the skin. It is an infected tunnel between the skin and the anus, the muscular opening at the end of the digestive tract.

Anal fistulae are not generally harmful, but it can be painful, and irritating because of the drainage of pus. Recurrent abscesses may lead to significant short term morbidity from pain and create a starting point for systemic infection.

Fistula can be treated with the help of surgery or it may also be cured with the practice of some yoga poses on a daily basis. Treatment in the form of surgery, is considered essential to allow drainage and prevent infection.

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