What are Anal Fistulla?

An anal fistula is a small tunnel that primarily connects an abscess that is a painful infected cavity in the anus with an opening onto the skin around the anus.

Also within the anus there are a number of small glands that make mucus. Occasionally, these glands might get clogged and can become infected and this therefore leads to formation of an abscess If this problem is not timely constrained then the abscess grows larger eventually forcing the liquid through a hole it creates around the anus. This is called Anal Fistula - a small passage used for the removal of the liquid.

There are many widely known symptoms for the problem but the main ones are -:

  • Pain or swelling around the anus
  • Redness around the anus area.
  • Pain or uneasiness while urinating or excreting
  • Bleeding
  • Mild fever
  • Bad smelling liquid coming out from the hole around anus.


  • Cancer
  • Uneven diet
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Tuberculosis
  • Cancer’s radiation
Dr. Yogesh Taneja

Senior urologist

Dr. Yogesh Taneja is a highly skilled Urologist and a General Surgeon who holds 14 years of work experience and he primarily practices at Sai Siddhi Urology Multispeciality Hospital located in Gurgaon, Sector-46, Haryana. He is also associated with Medeor Hospital, Manesar, Gurgaon and at Sai Uro Clinix in Sector - 8, Gurgaon.

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