An anal fistula is an abnormal tunnel which develops due to an infection, between the infected gland inside the anal canal or rectum and the skin around the anus.This infection results in pus formation that drains on its own or surgically through the skin next to the anus.Anal fistula can cause swelling and pain and can be quite discomforting causing skin irritation.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STD)
Abscess due to bacterial buildup
Underlying Medical conditions
Radiation for rectal cancer
Pain and swelling around the anal area
Fever and chills
Feeling tired and sick
Redness, soreness, or itching of the skin around the anal opening
Pus or blood drainage near the anal opening
During your physical exam, the doctor will look for a fistula opening near your anal opening. He or she may press on the area to see if it is sore and if pus comes out to determine the depth and direction of fistula. Different methods may be used to help with the diagnosis, such as:
Imaging: An MRI or ultrasound test can also be used to better observe the location and depth of the fistula.
Fistula probe: A long, thin probe is guided through the outer opening of the fistula. A special dye may be injected to find out where the fistula opens up on the inside.
Anoscopye: Anoscope is a special tubular device used to look inside by inserting it into the anus.
Fistulas mostly need a surgical treatment for faster and effective cure. Depending on the condition, surgical treatment options include traditional open surgeries like :
Fistulotomy, Fistulectomy etc. and laser surgery. Laser surgery is the most effective way for treating fistula involving minimal pain, quick recovery, no risk of infection post surgery and just one or same day discharge.
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FirstCure Assistant will assist you at every step from booking consultations, second opinions, arranging diagnostic tests, insurance approvals and related paperwork, admission to discharge and post-surgery follow-up consultation.
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To schedule an appointment, you can either call us or send us an email at email@example.com. Our team will assist you in scheduling an appointment with one of FirstCure specialist doctors based on your medical condition.
FirstCure Counsellor will discuss and understand your condition and help you in planning your OPD and will connect you with the best surgeon based on your needs. Basis the Consultation with the surgeon, our Counsellor will guide you in choosing the best treatment option, package and hospital.
FirstCure only offers elective surgical procedures in various specializations which can be planned and scheduled in advance to take place on a particular day. It does not provide any kind of emergency services or equipped to handle trauma situations.
Yes, FirstCure Counsellor will assist you in consulting with the surgeons online through a call from anywhere and discuss their health condition. Basis the discussions, our doctor may prescribe the necessary medication and diagnostic tests.
Absolutely, FirstCure Counsellor can arrange a second opinion from one of its expert doctors. The appointment process will work similarly to how a new consultation happens. The doctor will review your case history (prescriptions, medications, test reports etc.) and confirm the treatment or recommend an alternative course. We can also arrange a second opinion from another FirstCure doctor after consultation with one of our doctors.
Your dedicated FirstCure Assistant will assist you at every step from organizing the surgery, handling insurance approvals and related paperwork, admission to discharge formalities and post-surgery follow-up consultation.
Our partner hospitals have a large variety of insurers empaneled with them because of which we are able to support cashless treatments in most of the cases. If you have a health insurance coverage for your surgery, depending on the insurance type and terms and conditions of the policy, we will assist you in all the paperwork required for cashless approvals and reimbursements. We ensure that the maximum possible amount gets approved and quickly.
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