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Is there a chance fistula will turn malignant if it is not treated ?

I am 43 year young healthy male with a fistula for last 3 years that apart from minor discomfort appears to be mainly dormant (no blood or any discharge, no health problems in family). What options do I have for treatment and if untreated, is there a chance this will turn malignant?
Asked On : Sun, 2 Jan 2011
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There is a chance of infection if left untreated since fistula is a connection between the inside and the outside environment.This is not cancer per say that it will turn malignant.A small surgery is done to correct the fistula.Recovery time is standard.
Answered: Mon, 3 Jan 2011
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