Fistula is very common in men between 20 to 60 years. Anal fistulas are very painful and uncomfortable because of the discharge of pus. Some common reasons which cause fistula include:
A digital rectal examination is sufficient to diagnose an anal fistula but some patients require more tests to screen for:
Doctors suggest tests such as endo anal ultrasound and MRI to be conducted.
Surgery is only the process to treat anal fistula. It is done under general anesthesia but sometimes regional anesthesia is also used. There are three surgical methods managing low level fistula.
Anal Fistula Treatment - Lady Doctors also available for Female patients