Anal Fistula Patient Information
You've been diagnosed with an anal fistula. Now what?
Chances are, if you have been diagnosed with an anal fistula, you have been experiencing considerable pain, discomfort, and possibly even discharge.
It is only natural to be concerned about your condition. However, making informed decisions - and having realistic expectations about what lies ahead - are the best ways to overcome your anxiety and fear.
We have created this site to help provide the information you'll need in the days and weeks ahead. We hope that you will read it - and share the link with family members and friends.
Don't forget: a proper clinical diagnosis is key. Once you know the cause of your discomfort, you and your physician can calmly discuss the specifics of your case, as well as the treatment he or she recommends.
The thing is, anal fistulas rarely heal by themselves. In fact, most anal fistulas require medical treatment. It is important to treat an anal fistula in order to clear the infection and heal the wound.
By consulting with your physician, you take the important first steps toward treatment and recovery.