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Anal Fistula Surgery Options – Recommendations from a Colorectal Doctor

Anal fistulas are connections or channels between the end of the bowel and the skin near the anus. These connections between the glands in the anus and the skin may contain pus and be extremely painful before opening. Anal fistulas may be a sign of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease. Fortunately there 
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Choosing the Right Treatment for Anal Fissures

Anal fissures can be extremely painful, and if severe can prevent you from enjoying your daily life. Fissures occur when there is a tear in the lining of the lower anal canal (typically caused by trauma, or as a result of a medical condition such as Crohn’s disease), and they can cause a great deal 
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5 Home Treatment Options for Anal Fissures

Who can forget the pain associated with anal fissures? If you’ve ever experienced the sharp pain of a fissure, it’s something you’ll most likely never forget. While there are many medical conditions that can cause anal pain, an anal fissure is usually as a result of constipation where the strain of passing hard stools can 
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How an Anal Abscess Becomes a Fistula

There are approximately 100,000 cases of anal abscesses per year in the United States. Most abscesses are a result of infection from small anal glands, known as perianal abscesses. Many times, abscesses can form into a fistula, which is a tunnel that forms under the skin and connects the infected glands to the abscess. This 
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