Suggest treatment for anal fistula

Posted on Tue, 7 Oct 2014 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: what is the correct treatment for Fistula-in-ano?
Answered by Dr. Kerry Pottinger 1 minute later
Thanks for writing to us.
Surgery is the right treatment.
Good luck.
Dr. Richa
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Kerry Pottinger 2 minutes later
Festula or Anal Absess
Answered by Dr. Kerry Pottinger 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Depends on type for fistula in ano.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for using Healthcare Magic. Most anal fistulas require surgery because they rarely heal if they are not treated. Several surgical methods are available, depending on where the fistula is and whether it is classed as simple or complex.
I suggest you see a colorectal surgeon to discuss the need for surgery.
The aim of surgery is to heal the fistula while avoiding damage to the sphincter muscles (the ring of muscles that open and close the anus).
A surgeon will be able to assess the fistula and decide which type of surgery is best for you.
I hope this is of help. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Dr K A Pottinger
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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