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Jan 13th 2014 at 12:56 AM

A fistula in the anus is a connection between the anal canal and the skin around the anus. Often, as a relic of an infection (abscess) in a anal kiln retie. This inflammation can spread into the sphincter of the anus and then to the skin. Around thirty percent of per anal abscesses, a fistula Also, people who have certain inflammatory diseases of the bowel, such as, for example, the Cohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, tuberculosis or other rarer inflammation are sometimes confronted with fistulas.


In most cases, people have problems of moisture or pus overlies from a small opening, often visible as a bump in the skin. Among said opening, an inflammation develops. Usually it looks like a pimple is. Some people just hurt and it's hard to see if there is a beginning abscess. This is because the opening of the canal usually just inside the anus instead of sitting in the skin around it.


The symptoms are very obvious and physical examination alone is sufficient for most people to make a diagnosis. If it is important to know how the course of the fistula (s) relative to the sphincter, an ultrasound examination of the anus (EUS) done. If it is still not clear then how the fistula is and whether there is a cavity containing pus then an MRI scan taken.

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