What is Fistula?
A fistula is an abnormal connection that forms between two organs or vessels that are lined with epithelial cells. Fistulas are generally the result of a disease condition but artificial fistulas may also be surgically created for therapy.
Examples of naturally occurring fistulas are those that form between the anus and an opening in the skin (anal fistula) or between the intestine and the vagina (enterovaginal fistula). An artificial fistula may be created, for example, between an artery and vein (arteriovenous fistula) when a person needs renal dialysis.
- Anal Rectal abscess is a collection of pus in the area of the anus or/and rectum.
- Fistula in ano is a tunnel like pipe, an infected track, abnormal connection between two different points in intestines, often deep within the body, to the skins surface, i.e. between rectum internally and peri anal skin externally.
- Definitive KSHARA-SUTRA / VARTI THERAPY to eradicate the fistula is required at a later date for complete healing.
Causes of Fistula
- Infection of an anal fissure.
- Sexually transmitted infection
- The following factors increase your risk for an anorectal abscess:
- Anal sex
- Chemotherapy drugs used to treat cancer
- Inflammatory bowel disease.
- Weakened immune system.
- Local trauma
Symptoms Of Fistula
- Severe pain associated with mild temperature and swelling in the anal region.
- Recurrent peri anal abscess.
- Discharge of pus from the rectum
- Fatigue and general malaise
- Fever, night sweats, and chills
- Lump or nodule, swollen, red, tender at edge of anus
- Painful, hardened tissue
Ayurvedic Treatments for Fistula
- Frequent sitz bath relieve ano rectal tension which reduce pain
- KSHAR SUTRA Therapy
- Application of KSHARA VARTI (medicated plugs)
- Partial / complete fistulectomay