Anal Fistula

About "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.

Related Terms: Sitz Bath, Ayurvedic Procedure For Anal Fistula, Anal Pain, Constipation, Fistula Surgery, Ksharasutra Therapy, Piles

Recently Answered Questions

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »
Ayurvedic Management of Anal Fistula
Article Overview: This article discusses in detail about ksharsutra, a unique therapy and a minimal invasive para surgical measure practiced in the management of anal fistula or Bhagandara cases.  Read Article »
Dr. Gandhidas S Lavekar
Ayurveda Specialist

The Kshara karma is one of the Anushastra karma, a minimal invasive para-surgical measure. Ksharsutra is the method of Ksharakarma mainly employed in fistula-in-ano (anal fistula) and hemorrhoids (piles). This unique method has many advantages over conventional surgical methods, as this is an ambula ...  Read Article »
There is an anal fistula with release of pus. What ayurvedic medicine should I take?
Query: Hello doctor,I have had fistula two years ago. It healed without surgery, but now it has again developed with the release of pus. I am taking ayurvedic tablets.  Read Full »
Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai
Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to An anorectal fistula is an abnormal channel from the anus or rectum usually to the skin near the anus. A fistula may be painful and discharge pus. We can determine its direction by inserting the probe. Sometimes it is healed with proper medications and changed lif...  Read Full »
Can taking Ayurvedic medicines for anal fistula cause loose stools?
Query: Hello doctor, I am currently taking ayurvedic medicines for anal fistula. I am taking Gulgulu Panchapalam tablet, Shallaki tablet, Step tablet and Gulguluthiktham liquid with Nimbadi liquid thrice a day. My doubt is can it cause loose stools? I have soft unformed stools and loose stools. Please repl...  Read Full »
Dr. Alka
Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. The medicines you are taking for your problem are very good for anal fistula and has very good results in healing a fistula. As far as your problem is concerned, any of above-mentioned medicines do not have any known side effects but sometimes m...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »
Is surgery the only treatment option for anal fistula?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old male. I am suffering from anal fistula for the last four years. I get pain in the anal region because of this. I just wanted to know whether this will affect my sexual strength. I am feeling difficult to get a good erection also. I have done a scanning and I am goi...  Read Full »
Dr. Salah Saad Shoman
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The curative treatment for fistula is usually surgery. A very few cases of anal fistula heal on its own. You may need an examination under anesthesia prior to the surgery to determine the best surgical plan for your condition. The surgery is performed under general anesth...  Read Full »
Why am I having water like discharge after anal fistula surgery?
Query: Hello doctor, I was operated for anal fistula four months back. I was made to take sitz bath and antibiotics. The wound is all right and there was no problem till 15 days back when I started feeling waterlike discharge from anus especially when I walk for a distance. There is no foul smell. Sometim...  Read Full »
Dr. Dhaval Thakkar
General Surgeon

Answer: Hello,Welcome to must know and remember that anal fistula is a condition which has got fairly high recurrence rate, meaning it has a tendency to occur again after the operation. Complete cure is very difficult. I strongly suspect that you have got fistula-in-ano again. Please consult...  Read Full »
I am diagnosed with external anal fissure. Please let me know the remedy for this.
Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with an external anal fissure. Initially, I was prescribed Hydrocortisone cream and Lidocaine/ Nifedipine gel. This did give me some relief, but not completely healed the fissure. Later, I was prescribed the Ciplox-TZ tablet with the SN plus 15 along with Duphalac Fibr...  Read Full »
Dr. Datta Ram Udayagiri
Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have probably got a recurrence of anal fistula.Please do as follows: High-fiber diet and laxatives. This can help prevent future recurrence too. Sitz bath is very effective. Do it as many times as possible. I have no idea about cow ghee, but sitz bath works w...  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 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 »
How can I get instant relief from pain due to swelling in anus?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a hard swelling measuring 3/4th finger size from anus on the right side. It hurts while sitting. It started developing five days back and was worst since yesterday. The entire nearby area is sensitive and slightly painful. For your information, I underwent surgery for anal fist...  Read Full »
Dr. Noushif M
Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It looks like you have a right perianal abscess. It needs to be clinically examined by a surgeon and if required, drained as early as possible. You need to start antibiotics too as you are diabetic which increases the chance of the infection. My antibiotic preference w...  Read Full »


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