Symptoms of a very unpleasant disease that causes embarrassment.. Suffering begins with an abscess

Anal fistula is a very unpleasant disease that causes great embarrassment to many of its sufferers.

The German Society of Gastroenterology explained that the anal fistula is an abnormal duct next to the anal canal that connects the mucous membrane of the anal canal or rectum to the surface of the skin, and it has a visible orifice and an internal orifice.

The association added that the main cause of anal fistula is the presence of a perianal abscess, in addition to anal fissure, tumor in the canal, inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), diverticulitis, mucositis or cancer.

Symptoms of anal fistula are the discharge of purulent fluids from the orifice of the fistula, severe pain around the anus, and irritation of the skin around it.

The association noted that the treatment of anal fistula is often surgery;

The fistula is removed while preserving the anal sphincter muscles.

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