What are the Causes of Anal Fistula?
An anal abscess is the most common Cause of an Anal Fistula.
An abscess is a collection of pus and infected fluid. An Anal abscess usually develops after a small gland, just inside the anus, becomes infected with bacteria. The cause of the abscess is often unknown, although abscesses are more common in people with immune deficiencies, such as HIV and AIDS.
Abscesses are usually treated with a course of antibiotics (medication to treat infections that are caused by bacteria). In most cases, you will also need to have the infected fluid drained away from the abscess. If an anal abscess bursts before it has been treated, it can sometimes lead to an Anal Fistula developing. A Fistula may also occur if an abscess has not completely healed, or if the infected fluid has not been entirely drained away. Approximately 40% of people with an anal abscess will go on to develop an Anal Fistula.
Other Causes of Anal Fistula
An Anal Fistula may also Cause as a result of:
A growth or ulcer (painful sore)
A complication from surgery
A congenital abnormality (a health problem that you were born with)
Anal Fistula is also a common complication of conditions that result in inflammation (swelling) of the intestines (part of your digestive system). Some of these conditions include:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): a chronic (long-term) disorder that affects the digestive system, causing abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation.
Diverticulitis: the formation of small pouches that stick out of the side of the large intestine (colon), which become infected and inflamed.
Ulcerative Colitis: a chronic condition that causes the colon to become inflamed and can cause ulcers to form on the lining of the colon.
Crohn's Disease: a chronic condition that causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive system.
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