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About Fistula

An anal fistula is an abnormal channel that has one opening inside the anal canal and another opening on the exterior near the anus. An anal fistula can appear as a standalone condition or it can occur as a result of a long-standing abscess infection. When the anal abscess starts filling with pus, skin debris, blood, and feces, it gradually becomes infected and causes a foul-smelling discharge consistently. The condition becomes painful with time and if left untreated, the fistula may start branching, causing immense pain.

You can seek treatment for anal fistula in Etawah with Pristyn Care and we will use our advanced laser technology to provide you permanent relief. Conventional treatment methods for anal fistula are complex and cause pain even after surgery. But we perform laser-assisted surgery that is non-invasive, painless and offers faster recovery.

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Overview

Anal Fistula
Names of anal fistula in different languages:
  • Anal fistula in Hindi - भगन्दर
  • Anal fistula in Tamil - குத ஃபிஸ்துலாக்களு
  • Anal fistula in Telugu - ఆనల్ ఫిస్టులా
  • Anal fistula in Marathi गुदद्वारासंबंधीचा फिस्टुला
  • Anal fistula in Bengali - মলদ্বারের ফিস্টুলা
Types of anal fistula:
  • Intersphincteric fistula
  • Transsphincteric fistula
  • Suprasphincteric fistula
  • Extrasphincteric fistula
Risk factors of anal fistula:
  • Trauma to the anal tissues
  • Previous history of anal fistula or anal abscess
  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Anal infections including HIV and tuberculosis
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  • All insurances covered
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  • Complete paperwork assistance
Why Pristyn Care?
  • Private room for patients with attendant stay & meals
  • USFDA approved fistula treatment
  • Insurance covers the treatment
  • Free cab pickup & drop facility
  • Free follow ups post surgery
Home remedies for anal fissure:
  • Take sitz baths
  • Add fiber to your diet
  • Take stool softeners
  • Avoid straining during bowel movements
  • Drink adequate fluids
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Treatment

Diagnosis

To diagnose an anal fistula, the experts will first ask about your medical history and perform a physical examination. In some patients, the fistula is easy to spot. However, in other cases, the doctors will stick a finger inside the anus to look for signs of pus, fluid leakage, or bleeding. If necessary, the doctors will recommend additional tests like X-Ray, CT Scan, MRI, ultrasound, or anoscopy.

Procedure

The most effective procedure for fistula treatment is laser surgery. In this procedure, a high-intensity laser probe is used to ablate the fistula tract.

At first, the fluid and other contents of the fistula are drained. Then the laser probe is inserted into the tract. The laser is activated and drawn out gradually to close off the tract and seal it properly. The entire procedure only takes about 30 to 45 minutes.

Laser surgery is a non-invasive and painless method that provides faster relief. The recovery will also take 2-5 days and the patient is less likely to rely on pain medications.

In Our Doctor's Word

Dr. Sajeet Nayar

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

19 Years Experience

"Fistula, in general is very painful. You suffer a constant pain, irritation and smelly discharge around your anus. With time, not only your bowel movements but simple activities like sitting/ walking becomes difficult too. These days, I see not old but equally many men in middle and younger ages with similar symptoms. This is happening precisely because of today's inactive lifestyle, increasing dependence on junk food, stress and long sitting hours. The trend is dangerous. I highly encourage you have balanced, home cooked meal and walk at least thirty [30] minutes everyday. But, if a fistula has already formed, do not trust just home remedies/ OTC care. Meet a proctologist and seek proper guidance before it turns severe or risks forming infection or other anorectal diseases. Also, remember that while exercise and yoga can help in its prevention in the anorectal diseases, they will not help once the fistula has already formed. Infact, any excess movement/ or exercise during this time can cause friction, rupture, infection and way more pain than bearable. So, in my opinion, seek a proper medical attention at the earliest and let your doctor decide the best course of action."

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does fistula surgery cost in Etawah?

People can undergo fistula surgery at a cost ranging between Rs. 34,000 to Rs. 44,000 in Etawah. But this is completely dependent on several factors like the type of the hospital, severity of fistula, the cost of laboratory test, surgeon fee, etc.

Is fistula curable without surgery?

Since the fistula is an advanced form of piles, it’s highly unlikely that it can heal without treatment. The condition causes chronic pain problems. There are certain non-surgical methods that help with pain in the fistula such as Hot baths and stool softeners.

How are fistula and piles different?

A fistula is a tunnel which is commonly small and connects the infected gland inside the anus to an opening on the skin around the anus.

Piles are inflammed and swollen blood vessles, muscles and tissues in the anal area. They can develop either inside or outside the anus.

How to care for the fistula surgical wound?
  • You can apply ice multiple times a day for 10-20 minutes.
  • Soak your anus in warm water for 15-20 minutes everyday.
  • When you sit on the toilet seat, support your feet with a step stool.
  • Place a gauze or maxi pad to absorb the drainage from your anal fistula.
Which is the best exercise for anal fistula?

You should engage yourself in moderate physical activities such as walking, if you have been diagnosed with anal fistula. You should not engage in strenuous physical activities but you should also not go sedentary. Light physical activities promote healthy bowel movements and facilitate blood flow to the organ.

Get Permanent Relief from Anal Fistula with Laser Treatment in Etawah

If you are seeking fistula treatment in Etawah, Pristyn Care can provide you with best-in-class service and help you get rid of anal fistula permanently. Fistula is a condition that cannot be treated without surgery. Hence, it is better to consult with expert proctologists or general surgeons. Pristyn Care houses a team of specialists that perform laser-assisted surgery for the treatment of anal fistula. It is a proven technique to deliver the best results and promote rapid healing of the fistula. You can consult with Pristyn Care doctors and learn more about the treatment methods.

How is laser surgery better than open surgery?

Laser surgery for anal fistula is a preferred method for all types of anorectal diseases, including anal fistula. It has many advantages over the open surgical procedure, such as:

  • Non-invasive procedure
  • Involves no cuts, stitches, or scars
  • Laser is a safer procedure with minimal complications
  • Negligible risks of infections
  • Painless surgery with minimal bleeding
  • Takes only 30-minutes
  • No need for hospitalization
  • Minimal restrictions on diet
  • Higher chances of success
  • Preserve anal sphincter

With all these benefits, it is clear that laser technology is a superior method for the treatment of anal fistula. In general, fistula surgery can be complicated and risky, but laser technology minimizes those risks and allows the surgeons to operate and treat the patient safely.

Pristyn Care Provides Most-Effective Treatment in Etawah

As laser surgery is the only plausible treatment for anal fistula, you must contact a reliable daycare service provider. Pristyn Care is a multi-specialty health care provider with a dedicated team of surgeons who specialize in advanced laser technology. They have been successfully performing laser-assisted surgery for a long time as it gives better control over the procedure.

From diagnosis to treatment, Pristyn Care pays attention to every need of our patients. We aim to provide the best surgical experience to our patients in every aspect.

  • We house a team of certified and experienced proctologists who are skilled in laser surgery for fistula treatment.
  • Pristyn Care uses the USFDA-approved latest medical equipment and tools for maximum safety.
  • We provide transportation services on the day of surgery to pick up and drop the patient to and from the hospital.
  • We have flexible payment systems and finance options such as cashless payments and zero-cost EMIs to make the treatment affordable.
  • Pristyn Care also provides free follow-ups after the surgery to guide the patients and ensure that the recovery is going smoothly.

Pristyn Care makes laser fistula treatment cost-effective for everyone. Do not delay the treatment and undergo laser surgery at a Pristyn Care-associated hospital or clinic near you.

Recovery and aftercare of anal fistula

In most cases, anal fistula surgical sites heal within 5-6 weeks time. The recovery in the case of anal fistula is not very complicated if the person follows the advice and recovery tips shared by the anorectal surgeon. You can follow the self-care tips after anal fistula surgery for a seamless recovery:

  • Keep the surgical wound clean. Wash the area and pat it dry several times a day. Do not let discharge accumulate in the area.
  • If the area pains, consult with a doctor and take medicines. Do not touch the skin. You can also take over-the-counter pills such as painkillers and ibuprofen.
  • Change the dressing of the wound at regular intervals. In case there is pus discharge from the site, be extremely gentle while changing the dressing.
  • Indulge in light physical activities. Don’t go sedentary. Gentle exercises will help the wound heal faster.
  • Do not indulge in anal sex until the surgical site is completely healed.
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