Patients who have had anal fistulas have this experience: at first they thought it was just hemorrhoids, and they would heal as long as an injection, some anti-inflammatories or some ointments would be cured. Unexpectedly, year after year, as long as the body is slightly tired or defecation is abnormal. It will happen again, it will be very painful, and in the end, it will still require a doctor's surgery to solve the problem.
It is precisely because of this fluke that some patients delay the treatment time, which gradually worsens their condition, or develops malignant changes due to unhealed years. Therefore, it is reminded that patients with anal fistula should undergo surgery as soon as possible. Only surgery can cure anal fistula. why would you said this?
Anal fistula, also known as anorectal fistula, refers to the granulomatous duct that connects the rectum, anal canal and the skin around the anus. It consists of an internal port, a fistula, and an external port.
Generally speaking, anal fistula is a sequelae of abscess around the anus. After a perianal abscess is cut and drained by a doctor or ruptured on its own, the abscess cavity gradually shrinks and becomes thinner to form a duct, which is an anal fistula. The fistula exposed outside the anus is called the external ostium, and the fistula in the anorectum is called the internal ostium. The internal mouth is actually the bane of the initial infection. It is often located at the junction of the rectum and anal canal. It is precisely because of the interconnection of the internal and external openings that secretions or loose stools often overflow from the anus. As a result, the fistula naturally cannot heal itself. Medication is only a temporary conservative method and cannot achieve a complete cure. In terms of symptoms, in addition to the secretions of anal fistula, patients often have anal itching and dampness. Once infected, the local pain will increase and the body temperature will increase. For a long time, patients may develop granulation hyperplasia at the outer opening of the fistula and have obvious symptoms. The cords lead into the anal canal. In summary, through surgery, the internal orifice of the anal fistula can be solved, and the root cause of the disease can be removed to truly solve the problem. Therefore, the best method for anal fistula is surgical treatment.