What is Fistula?
Fistula is an abnormal opening. This opening can connect two hollow organs known as complete fistula or an organ with skin called incomplete fistula or blind when only one opening is present. Fistula’s can occur at any place, like vesico-intestinal fistula between urinary bladder and intestine, lacrimal fistula in the eye, etc. Fistula-in-ano or anal fistula is one of the common fistula. Anal fistula is an abnormal opening between the anal canal and external skin.
Between the two sphincters (external and internal anal sphincters) there are many anal glands. The primary function of these glands is to keep the canal lubricated for easy passage of stool. Due to any reason if the opening of these glands get clogged it can cause abscess formation leading to accumulation of pus which can open a tract to skin surface. As the abscess keeps reoccurring due to infections, the fistula remains open.
Patients with Anal Fistulae can generally experience the following symptoms.
- Itching at the anal region
- Discharge from fistular opening which can be purulent , bloody or watery
- Fetid odor
- Fever due to infection
- Pain and tenderness
The cause for anal fistula could be any inflammatory condition in the ano rectal canal. These conditions could include:
- Inflammatory bowel disorders like Crohn’s disease
- Infections including sexually transmitted diseases like HIV
- Radiation therapies
- Tumors of the intestinal canal
HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT FOR FISTULA
Homeopathy treatment is a safe and effective method of treatment for fistula without any necessity for surgical intervention. It’s highly dynamic medications help to improve the intestinal motility thereby reducing the frequency of abscess formation thus helping it to heal and close the fistula tract. Homeopathy medicines are given after careful individualization based on physical, mental and emotional characteristics not only has any side effects but also offers a permanent solution. Dr. Care homeopathy has a team of well-experienced doctors who have expertise in dealing with this type of case.