Anal Fistula

Anal fistula refers to a narrow channel that forms an abnormal communication between the anus and the skin surrounding it. It forms as a result of recurrent anal abscesses or infections, resulting in the collection of a large amount of pus, which when drains out, leaves behind a fistula.

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How to pack the cavity after anal fistula surgery?

Query: Hello, i had a surgery for an anal fistula before 3 months. The doctor asked to mesh with sterile tamponadebine daily. However im on holidays in my nativetown where they dont have this. I wanted to know how many days can i stay without packing the cavity and there is an alternative  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq You surgical site wound seems healthy and is healing well. At this stage I think the pain would also be manageable. It would be best if you can upload your surgery records and the doctor's advice, before I can suggest you an alternative. Still, one thing that is surely ben...  Read Full »

What causes a stinging sensation inside the rectum?

Query: I had a fistula surgery last year , prior to it MRI reports also said that hernia is detected on left side , I am a sailor and been sailing from past 8 months , around 1 month ago I started to have bloating sensation especially after meals , I consulted a doctor, he diagnosed it as Acid Reflux , pr...  Read Full »


Dr. Anushtup De

General Surgeon

Answer: hii.. thank you for your query. I understand you have multiple problem so i will go one by one. 1. stinging sensation in rectum - you have not said what type of surgery u umderwent for fistula. If it an open surgery , sometimes it takes a longer time to completely heal . in any case , after any sur...  Read Full »

Why is pus coming out of the wound after anal fistula surgery?

Query: I done kshala sutra treatment for fistula .But iam getting pus from that wound from last 10 days continuously.surgery was done 15 days back. Actually, I got this problem 6 months back but at that time it was cured temperarely but from last 2 months iam facing pus then I contacted doctor .he said it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. I can imagine that you must be very concerned about ongoing pus. Well yes there is some pus, but the large part of the wound is healthy and pink. It is not uncommon to have pus few days after the surgery. The treatment you are taking are rightly prescribed, but I...  Read Full »

I have a tender lump beneath skin near anus. What could this be?

Query: Hello doctor, Suffering from mild IBS D since last four years. Noticed a tender lump beneath skin near anus three years ago. Swells and shrinks itself. Mild throbbing and pale yellow fluid discharge from anus when pressed during swelling. Proctoscopy was done in a piles hospital. The doctor said no...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After reviewing the information shared and your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears you are suffering from Fistula -in Ano (tubular interconnection between anal canal and outside skin near the anal opening). The swelling you are talking...  Read Full »

Is surgery the only option for fistula in the anal sphincter?

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached the blood reports, medical reports and doctor's prescription of the patient. Doctor advised for the operation. I would require you to please review the attached document and provide your feedback. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case, attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

Why do I have lumps near the anus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in real pain for past 9 months and my doctor is clueless after several visits. After a period of 38.6 weeks in latent labor, I had a vacuum assisted vaginal delivery (first baby). No ultrasound was done the very day of admission. With crowning left medio-lateral episiotomy was given....  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaint. It seems there is fistula (tunnel like passage) formation leading to recurrent perianal abscess in your anogenital area. But it needs to be examined to confirm the diagnosis. I would suggest you to consult an experienced surgeon for f...  Read Full »

What causes the anus to feel wet?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a wet feeling inside the anus for the past one year. I did a colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy, and the doctor said that everything is fine. They said probably the wet feeling is due to sweat. Swab culture and sensitivity report showed up Klebsiella pneumoniae. I took Augmentin 6...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. When was the swab culture and sensitivity done? Did you take Augmentin before or after it started? And for how long? Is the discharge purulent, clear or white thick? Do you have any other complaints like pain or itching? Do you have any other medical conditions like di...  Read Full »

Will anal fistula heal on its own?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with fistula-in-ano before eight years. I just consulted multiple physicians and surgeons. They all said to wait and watch and put me on antibiotics. Two years later, my fistula has closed on its own and there is no pus discharge or abscess forming. The healing was fast an...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fistula-in-ano is a surgical condition and cannot be cured by medicines only. Yes, antibiotic has minor role just to prevent infection. If fistula tract develops an infection then from which an abscess will develop and later the fistula tract may extend. External fistula ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some ayurveda medicine for my anal fistula.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37 year old male. I am facing fistula problem. I have visited a doctor and taking allopathy medicine for the last one year. I would like to go with ayurveda treatment. I am getting a problem with the fistula at least once in a month and if I take allopathy medicine, then it will r...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A fistula is an ancient disease documented in traditional medicines such as ayurveda and siddha. It is common in Asian countries due to climate and some dietary habits. If possible, you can consult nearby an ayurvedic surgery (Shalya tantra) expert in the ayurved...  Read Full »

What ayurvedic medicines can help cure boils around my buttock area?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old man. I have been suffering from recurrent boils and folliculitis on and around my butt area since two months. It comes and goes. Sometimes, it lasts for three days and sometimes seven days, but never more than that. This time I got one on my hipline and it lasted fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are small boils around the anal area, recurrent formation and inflammation mostly occur in the anal fistula. But it needs physical examination to know the the exact diagnosis. Prolonged sitting, driving two-wheelers, chronic constipation as these are the cause...  Read Full »

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