5 Symptoms Of Fistula

5 symptoms of fistula

A fistula is an abnormal connection between an organ and another structure. The anus contains numerous small glands. An abscess or an infected cavity is formed if any of the glands become blocked. The fistula is a small tunnel linking the infected gland inside the anus to an opening on the skin around the anus. They are a very complication of Crohn’s disease.

Most fistulas are because of the anal abscess. A small number of fistulas may seldom be caused through other processes like Crohn’s disease, sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, cancer or formation of diverticulosis—numerous tiny pockets, or diverticula, in the lining of the bowel. Besides, the symptoms of fistula depend on the place where the connection has formed. Fluid or waste from anus or vagina may leak continuously or seep through walls of abdomen

Symptoms of fistula

Symptoms of fistula are usually characterized by the pain and swelling around anal region. If you have a perianal (anal) fistula, you may have ongoing rectal pain or swelling. While a fistula between the intestine and bladder can cause a urinary tract infection that keeps reoccurring, fistulas between 2 loops of the intestine may not cause any symptoms.

Following are symptoms characterizing fistula:

  • Recurrent anal abscesses.
  • Pain and swelling around the anus.
  • Pain with bowel movements and bleeding
  • Bloody or foul-smelling secretion from an opening around the anus. The pain may decrease after the fistula drains.
  • Irritation of the skin around the anus due to persistent secretion.

If you notice any of the above symptoms, you need to contact your physician immediately.

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