- by Dr Rohan Jagtap
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- Mar 07 2018
Anal fistula and Ksharasutra
Anal fistula or fistula-in-ano, is a chronic abnormal communication between the epithelialised surface of the anal canal and (usually) the perianal skin. An anal fistula can be described as a narrow tunnel with its internal opening in the anal canal and its external opening in the skin near the anus. Anal fistula commonly occur in people with a history of anal abscesses. They can form when anal abscesses do not heal properly.
Anal fistulae originate from the anal glands, which are located between the internal and external anal sphincter and drain into the anal canal. If the outlet of these glands becomes blocked, an abscess can form which can eventually extend to the skin surface. The tract formed by this process is a fistula.
Abscesses can recur if the fistula seals over, allowing the accumulation of pus. It can then extend to the surface again - repeating the process.
Recurrent abscesses may lead to significant short term morbidity from pain and, importantly, create a starting point for systemic infection.
Most anal fistulas develop after an anal abscess. They can occur if the abscess doesn't heal properly after the pus has drained away. It's estimated that between one in every two to four people with an anal abscess will develop a fistula.
Less common causes of anal fistulas include:
- Crohn's disease – a long-term condition in which the digestive system becomes inflamed
- diverticulitis – infection of the small pouches that can stick out of the side of the large intestine (colon)
- hidradenitis suppurativa – a long-term skin condition that causes abscesses and scarring
- infection with tuberculosis (TB) or HIV
- a complication of surgery near the anus
· Pain, which is usually constant, throbbing and worse when sitting down
· Skin irritation around the anus, including swelling, redness and tenderness
· Discharge of pus or blood
· Constipation or pain associated with bowel movements
Treatment, in the form of surgery, is considered essential to allow drainage and prevent infection. Repair of the fistula itself is considered an elective procedure which many patients opt for due to the discomfort and inconvenience associated with an actively draining fistula.
Kshara Sutra therapy is a minimal invasive Ayurvedic procedure and time-tested Ayurvedic technique in the management of Anorectal disorders. It is a safe, sure and cost effective method of treatment for fistula-in-ano, haemorrhoids and other sinus diseases.
Benefits of Ksharasutra
1) Ksharasutra cuts, curettes, drains and heals the fistula and its tract.
2) Owing to its alkali and caustic action, Ksharasutra destroys and removes unhealthy tissue, promotes healing of the tract of fistula.
3) Owing to its microbicidal and antibiotic property ksharsutra helps in controlling and curing the infection associated with fistula.
4) Ksharasutra helps in separation of debris from the fistula tract.
5) Ksharasutra helps to clean the fistula.
6) Ksharasutra facilitates pus drainage from fistula tract and thus helps in its healing.
7) It helps in cutting through the tissues and laying the tract open .
Dr. Jagtap has cured numerous cases of fistula. They are focuses on the diagnosis of anorectal diseases, effective and long lasting treatment of it.
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