Category Archives: Fistula

Lift Technique for Anal Fistula

The anal fistula is a tiny tunnel that occurs between the end of the bowel and the skin around the anus. They mostly occur due to an infection near anus causes collection of pus in the nearby tissues, which after draining away, leave a small channel behind. Anal fistulas may have some unpleasant symptoms, like skin irritation and discomfort and hardly go away on their own. Surgery is advised in… Read More »

Various treatments to cure Anal Fistula

Surgery is generally necessary to treat an anal fistula as very few heal by themselves. The decision is taken depending on the position of your fistula and whether it’s a single channel or branches off in different directions. Sometimes you go for an initial examination of the tract under general anesthetic to determine the best suitable treatment for you. Surgery for an anal fistula is usually carried out under general… Read More »

Video-Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment (VAAFT)

An anal fistula is a small tract which develops between the end of the bowel and the area near the rectum. It can cause bleeding and discharge while passing stools and can be painful. There are several treatment methods for anal fistula. VAAFT is one of the very effective treatments of fistula. Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment (VAAFT) Procedure Video-assisted anal fistula treatment (VAAFT) is a new and different noninvasive… Read More »

How does Anal Fistula affect quality life

What is a fistula and how does it affect the quality of life? Although fistula is not a life-threatening disease, it causes pain and discomfort in the affected area, that makes your daily activities difficult. Generally, fistula causes frequent pus, blood or stool secretion with a bad smell around the affected area. If you have a fistula problem, you won’t be able to sit or walk properly, perform other activities… Read More »

Fistulectomy Procedure

Fistulectomy is a surgical technique performed for the treatment a fistula. While fistulas can grow in different parts of the body, a fistulectomy is mostly performed for an anal fistula, which forms in between the skin around the rectum and the end of the bowel. A fistulectomy involves cutting the fistulous tract and removing it completely Procedure Prior to fistulectomy, patients are asked to go for a diagnostic procedure to… Read More »

kshar sutra for Anal Fistula

Ayurveda has given a unique way of treating anal fistula. All types of fistula respond well to the Ksharsutra ligation procedure. The Ksharsutra is a type of medicated thread prepared by coating and recoating the thread 15 to 21 times with different medicines of plant origin. Ksharsutra does the work of cutting, curetting, draining, and cleaning the fistulous channel, and thus help in the healing of the track/ wound. The… Read More »

What to expect during a fistulotomy

A fistulotomy is an ambulatory surgery or same-day surgery which means it won’t require an overnight hospital stay. The surgery is performed to open a fistula, drain it, helping the anal fistula to heal. The whole procedure takes about an hour in completing it. There are some precautions and care you require before as well as after the surgery. You’ll also need to plan for additional time before surgery for… Read More »

After surgery care for fistula in ano

Generally, you can leave the doctor’s place on the same day as the surgery. Your doctor may ask you to stay in rest for about 24 hours. It takes about a few weeks or months to heal the fistula completely. There are certain things that you are expected to take care of after surgery: Dressing: Generally, there is a dressing on the wound after the surgery. Your doctor will ask… Read More »

Types of Anal Fistula

An anal fistula is a small tunnel that occurs between the end of the bowel and the skin around the anus. They mostly occur due to an infection near anus causes collection of pus in the nearby tissues, which after draining away, leave a small channel behind. Anal fistulas may have some unpleasant symptoms, like skin irritation and discomfort and hardly go away on their own. Treatment is generally required… Read More »

Difference between Fissure and Fistula

It is difficult to ignore fissures and anal fistulas as their symptoms include bleeding and pain or itchiness in the rectal area. Doctors regularly see patients complaining of symptoms that suggest hemorrhoids or piles when the aggravated anal tissue already has taken the form of a fissure or fistula. The discomfort and sometimes pain you experience in hemorrhoids may become even worse if an anal fissure or fistula has grown.… Read More »