Sometimes an abnormal tunnel can open up in the skin of the anus or rectum. When this happens it is called an anal fistula. To diagnose an anal fistula doctors will first examine the area around the anus for an opening in the skin. If the fistula is not visible then the doctor may use a small tube with a light on it to examine the anus and rectum.

Common symptoms of symptoms include the following:

  • Anal swelling
  • Anal pain
  • Anal bleeding
  • Anal drainage
  • Anal abscesses
  • Bowel movement pain

Do you suffer from these symptoms? Do you suspect you may have an anal fistula? Beverly Hills and out-of town patients alike should contact the experts at the Fissure and Fistula Center of Excellence. They are among the most knowledgeable doctors in their field. Call today to find out more. 

Causes of Anal Fistulas

While anal fistulas may result from trauma to the anus, certain inflammatory bowel diseases, or a number of other conditions, the most common cause is an abscess in the anus. 

Treatment for Anal Fistulas

The typical mode of treatment for fistulas is surgery. Fistula surgery comes in a variety of forms, including:

  • Fistulotomy
  • Fistulectomy
  • The LIFT Procedure
  • An Endorectal Advancement Flap
  • A Fistula Plug

The choice of which surgery is right for you depends largely on the complexity and severity of your anal fistula. 

Contact a Fistula Expert

Are you suffering from the painful symptoms of an anal fistula in Beverly Hills? You can do something about it. The doctors at the Fissure and Fistula Center of Excellence are standing by to help you and your unique case. Call 888.512.2312 to learn more about anal fistulas in Beverly Hills or to book an appointment. 

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