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Anus Fistula Overview

Another name for Anus Fistula is Anorectal Fistula.

What is an anorectal fistula?
A person with an anorectal fistula has an abnormal passageway between the inside surface of the rectum, and the outside skin that surrounds the anus.

What are the symptoms of an anorectal fistula?
Common symptoms of an anorectal fistula include anal pain, anal swelling, anal discharge, and fever

How does the doctor treat an anorectal fistula?
Anorectal fistulas are rare and respond well to surgery.

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Last Updated: Feb 15, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Anus Fistula References
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