Anal Fistula

Fistula in Ano is an abnormal/unnatural connection between the end of the bowel and the skin near the anus. The anal fistula is rather also a communication of an abscess cavity with an internal opening within the anal canal.


Anal fistula is a rare condition. It is mostly developed after an anal abscess is not healed properly and mostly associated with the anal abscess. About 30% to 40% of anal fistulas develop from anal abscesses.


Signs and symptoms of Anal fistula are

  • There is a dull heavy pain most of the times, which gets worsened on making specific movements or while sitting.
  • Constitutionally , the person feels weak, irritated and desperate.
  • Swelling of the part affected .
  • Discharge of blood or pus from the anus.
  • Fever, if fistula is associated with an abscess.
  • Irritation of skin around the anus
  • Sometimes or in some cases, there is difficulty in controlling stools (bowel movements)

The males have more affinity towards Fistula formation than females. It is formed mostly in people who live a lax lifestyle and ignore health hazards.

What if ignored?

Fistula if ignored could lead to multiple tracts development in the region with more than one external opening in the skin around the anus. This is more complex and diagnosis with MRI Scan will be required.

Where the disease may lead the patient to?

Fistula-in-ano is a very awkward disease. It leads the patient to a lot of distress personally and socially. The patient finds difficulty to sit in any position. The discharge adds to the suffering affecting the hygiene of the anus.

Why one can go for Homeopathy Treatment?

Fistula as such an abnormal tract formed due to largely unknown cause and mostly due to unhealed abscess. Homeopathy has medicines meant to treat anal abscess as well as anal fistula from the root of the disease formation at the tissue level. Homeopathy prevents recurrence of Fistula by the Constitutional approach to the patients with Fistula and Anal abscess.

Positive Homeopathy’s SPECIALITY in dealing with Anal Fistula/Fistula-in-ano:

Positive Homeopathy has a reputation to treat Fistula patients which were referred after failure in fistula treatment. We have proper guidelines to follow in Fistula cases, which the Doctors at Positive Homeopathy are trained to heal the Fistula from the root cause. The treatment is primarily done with an objective to stop the recurrence of fistula and avoid the misery of surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a fistula?

A fistula is a hole. An obstetric fistula of the kind that occurs in many developing countries is a hole between a woman’s vagina and one or more of her internal organs. This hole develops over many days of obstructed labor, when the pressure of the baby’s head against the mother’s pelvis cuts off blood supply to delicate tissues in the region. The dead tissue falls away and the woman is left with a hole between her vagina and her bladder (called a vesicovaginal fistula or VVF) and sometimes between her vagina and rectum (rectovaginal fistula, RVF).

Can fistula be “cured”?

Yes. An obstetric fistula can be closed with intravaginal surgery. If her surgery is performed by a skilled surgeon, a fistula patient has a good chance of returning to a normal life with full control of her bodily functions.