Everything you need to know about Anal Fistula

What do you mean by Anal Fistula?

Anus is the small opening in the human body through which solid waste is removed. Anus usually consists of a number of glands and in case any one of these glands are blocked, means, an abscess is formed. Some of these anal abscesses drain unexpectedly and a few need surgical approach. About half of these abscesses may develop into a fistula, which is actually an infected tunnel between anus & skin around anus.

Causes for Anal Fistula

There are many reasons for the occurrence of Anal Fistula that include:

• Accumulation of anal abscess
• Crohn’s disease
• Sexually transmitted disease
• Trauma
• TB
• Cancer

How can you diagnose Anal Fistula?

When you go to your physician, he will first examine the area around your anus and check for Anal Fistula. In case, he doesn’t find anything on the outer area then he may ask you to get few tests done like anoscopy, ultrasound or MRI to check for Anal Fistula on the interior.

What treatment procedure is followed for Anal Fistula?

People who have Anal Fistula can get relief from the symptoms by surgery. Treatment for Anal Fistula becomes necessary when you experience a lot of pain while passing stool. This is a very safe and effective method. An experienced surgeon for Anal Fistula will provide you comprehensive and individualised care during the treatment.

Whom should you refer to for Treatment for Anal Fistula in Delhi?

Dr. Amit Agarwal is an experienced surgeon who performs Treatment for Anal Fistula in Delhi with great care and accuracy. He uses advanced techniques and high-tech equipments to completely eradicate anal fistula and ensures that healthy tissues are preserved while the procedure is going on. He follows a multidisciplinary approach to treat his patients.