A hernia occurs when an organ squeezes through an opening in the tissue or muscle that holds it in place. For instance, intestines can break through any weakened opening in the abdominal wall. Most common hernias are found in groin but they are also found in abdomen, belly button, and upper thigh.
There are different causes of anal fistula. These are caused by sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, trauma, diverticulitis and cancer.
Following are the symptoms of anal fistula:
- Pain with bowel movements
- Swelling and pain around the anus
- Recurrent anal abscesses
- Irritation of skin around the anus
- Foul smelling draining from the opening around the anus.
After the surgery, the pain and bleeding may persist with bowel movements for one to two weeks. This is helped to a great extent by sitting in warm water. You may notice a small amount of blood or pus from the opening of your fistula. This is normal during the days after your procedure.
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