Category - anal
Hi, i had a fistulotomy around two years ago for an anal fistula. I have two rectal-vaginal fistulas and it has been hard to deal with. Causes of recurrences of anal fistulae 1 proctology, subdepartment of surgery, rdmiejski hospital, warsaw, poland head of department magorzata koodziejczak, md, phd. Anal fistulas can cause unpleasant symptoms, such as discomfort and skin irritation, and will not usually get better on their own. re recurring anal abscessesfistulas its not the fault of the surgeons, unfortunately they are persistent little buggers and keep coming back (the abscesses, not the surgeons!). I have had several over the last 16 years, related to crohns disease. anal fistula is among the most common illnesses affecting man. Medical literature dating back to 400 bc has discussed this problem. Various causative factors have been proposed throughout the centuries, but it appears that the majority of fistulas unrelated to specific causes (e. Tuberculosis, crohns disease) result from infection (abscess) in anal glands extending from the. Fistulas are classified by their relationship to parts of the anal sphincter complex. Many patients will have recurring cycles of pain, swelling and drainage, with intervening periods of apparent healing. Anal fistula what is an anal fistula? An anal fistula is a small tunnel that connects an abscess, an infected cavity in the anus, to an opening on the skin around the anus. The anus is the external opening through which feces are expelled from the body.