Fistula is an abnormal passage or a connection between the internal organs that otherwise should not be connected. Anal fistula is more common in men between 30 and 50 years of age and it occurs when a boil or an abscess gets developed in the anal glands.
The blocked openings of the glands trigger an infection because it cannot be drained out into the rectum and it balloons and keeps growing inwards and results in a tract. Its primary opening is in the anal canal and the second one is to be found in perianal skin. Chronic cases of this condition may cause multiple tracts with more openings. Anal fistula is most commonly caused by Anorectal abscess, hemorrhoids, constipation, Crohn's disease, anal fissure, chlamydial infections, radiation therapy and carcinoma. Anal fistula is recognized by pain, diarrhea, bleeding, swollen areas, external opening and excoriation of skin.
Surgery is the most common solution for patients who suffer from anal fistula syndromes, but that is a temporary solution because fistulas always reappear. Surgery can also cause various further complications. After many years of suffering and many surgeries most patients finally address a trained homeopath for the proper treatment of anal fistula. Homeopathic remedies control the infections first and then renew the tissues and close the unwanted tract. When the process completes the fistula is permanently cured.
Hepar sulphuricum is used for painful, enlarged boils in the anal region, as it opens up the abscess and drains out the puss. Silicea is used in patients who suffer from chronic constipation and improper functioning of rectal muscles. Sometimes the fistula can be related to various chest difficulties. Silicea deals with easily formed pusses and incomplete healing and quite often a thick scar is left after the treatment. Bacillinum is an intercurrent remedy and it is used when all other solutions cannot heal the fistula completely. It also greatly improves vitality.
Chronic cases of anal fistula with multiple openings require a treatment with tuberculinum koch. It is very hard to heal this type of condition and the patient responds to remedies very slowly. This treatment will often trigger a thick green discharge from the fistula, streaked in blood.
The treatment of anal fistula sometimes takes up to two years to heal completely so it requires a lot of patience. One should be patient and endure through the whole process of treatment in order to achieve a permanent and complete cure, because if the patient fails to do so, fistulas may reoccur.