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Anal Sex - 5 Reasons Why it is Not Good for Your Health

India Best Sexologist Clinic, MD - Medicine - HMB, Member of The Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (UK) (MRSH)
Sexologist, Delhi
Anal Sex - 5 Reasons Why it is Not Good for Your Health
In order to spice up their relationship, couples can sometimes consider the option of anal intercourse instead of vaginal intercourse. Some recent studies have suggested that anal sex is actually bad for your health and can also result in severe and life threatening conditions.

Below are a few reasons that will make you aware of the risks of involving in anal sex. They are as follows:

Fissures or piles: The anal tissues are non-stretchable and thereby an insertion of the penis into your partner s anus can lead to tearing of the anus which might make your partner prone to anal fissures or piles. Besides, anal sex can cause severe pain while excretion the morning after, as there can be a significant weakening of the anal muscles.
Increases the chances of anal cancer: If you and your partner frequently engage in anal sex, your partner s chances of getting anal cancer increases as the act can initiate the transmission of the Human Papillomavirus (the virus responsible for anal cancer).
Bacterial infection: Anus is a place designed to hold and facilitate the passing of faeces. This makes it a fertile breeding ground and holding area for bacteria. Through insertion, there is a high chance that you can be infected through your partner s bacteria. Also if vaginal intercourse occurs immediately after anal intercourse, your partner can also get affected by the bacteria that transfer from the anus to the vagina. It can cause UTIs or urinary tract infections at the least and more serious infections as well.
Sexually transmitted diseases: Contrary to popular opinions, having unprotected anal sex can actually increase the chance of getting HIV and other deadly Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD s). As the anal tissues are extremely fragile, the risk of the transmission of sexually transmitted infections in the bloodstream remains quite high for both the partners involved. Even if you re using a condom whilst engaging in the act, the chances of getting STD s looms large as condoms are more prone to breakages during anal sex.
You can still get pregnant: Engaging in unprotected anal sex does not really mean that you cannot actually get pregnant from it. There is a slight chance of semen leakage from the anus which can seep into the vagina and result in pregnancy.
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Anal Fissures Treatment - Self-Care, Medications, And Surgery!

M.S. (Ayurveda), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Anal Fissures Treatment - Self-Care, Medications, And Surgery!
What do you mean by anal fissures?
An anal fissure is a little laceration in the moist tissue that lines the opening of the anus. An anal fissure might develop as a result of a trauma. For example, a person suffering from constipation (or diarrhea) can develop fissure as a result of exerting too much pressure while defecating.

Some of the symptoms of anal fissures include:

Bleeding during defecation
Defecation accompanied by a burning pain
A persistent discomfort around the anus even after bowel movement
Itching sensation
In chronic case a small skin tag may be seen protruding out at Anal verge. Anal fissure causes considerable physical uneasiness and can mar one s mood for days on end if left untreated.
For someone who has recently developed this disorder, home remedies might work.

Sitz Bath: This is a very effective self-care remedy that can ease the pain that anal fissure is characterized with. Here one needs to soak the rectal area in warm water for 10-15 minutes to help improve blood flow and relax the anal sphincter. The routine should be repeated 3 to 4 times for better result.
Fiber-rich diet: Patients suffering from constipation shall consume fiber-rich foods like wheat, whole grain, fruits, oatmeal and cereals.
Fluids: These patients must drink 8 to 9 glasses of water on a daily basis to induce smooth passage of stool. Medicines Medicines are prescribed only if self-care treatment methods do not work.
Here is a list of the medicines that are used to treat anal fissures:

Stool Softeners are advised for easy evacuation for example Haritaki Churna, Triphala Churna etc.
Soothing Ointments: Any soothing ointment like cow s Ghrit, coconut oil or Sushruta Ointment if applied in anal region will ease out the pain.
Kshar Karma: Application of specialized Kshar Compounds under supervision of an Ayurvedic specialist at weekly sittings lead to healing of Anal Fissure.
Surgery -

Most common complication of Surgery is stool incontinence where patient is unable to hold stool due to damage to sphincter muscles. Whereas Ayurvedic Ksharsutra is a completely safe and more effective treatment. In this treatment Ksharsutra is ligated at the root of Sentinel tag. Medicine released from the thread blocks the blood supply of tag and it sheds off in 5-7 days. This combined with Kshar Karma sittings heals the fissure completely without any surgery.
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Piles, Fistula And Fissures - How Ayurvedic Remedies Can Help?

M.S. (Ayurveda), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Piles, Fistula And Fissures - How Ayurvedic Remedies Can Help?
Piles, fistula and fissures are the most common problems affecting the rectum and the anus. Both the rectum as well as the anus has a very rich vascular supply. There could be swelling of these blood vessels or tearing which can lead to the above conditions. Read on to know additional details about each of these conditions.

Piles: In simple words, swollen blood vessels of the anal region are called piles. It can be internal or external, depending on its position inside the rectum or outside the rectum respectively.

Causes:

Chronic constipation, where the person has to strain to pass stools
Increased frequency of motion as seen in dysentery etc.
Increased abdominal pressure like in pregnancy, obesity etc.
Smoking and genetics can also lead to piles.
Symptoms: Starts off as painless bleeding, which happens in the form drops or blood spurts during bowel movement (1st stage); the swelling develops later on. They can continue to grow and may come out of anal canal while passing stool (2nd stage). Later on Pile mass comes out even on sneezing, coughing or standing for prolong time (3rd stage)

Treatment:

In the early stages, once identified, simple Kshar Karma (application of special medicines) is effective..
Diet should be rich in fiber, with fruits and vegetables
Increased water consumption
Ksharsutra Ligation of Pile mass if the disease has reached the 2nd or 3rd stage
Prevention is advised if there is a family history by taking measures like consuming a fiber-rich diet and maintaining hydration, regular exercises. Sphincter exercise etc.
Fistula: When an anal gland gets infected; it may discharge pus around the anal region or inside anal canal. Anal Fistula is characterized by presence of a nodular swelling around anal orifice with on and off discharges. This condition is usually painless however some pain may be noticed in the swelling before the pus discharges. After pus discharge pain and swelling disappears to recur again after some time.

Symptoms:

A constant wet feeling in the anal area, due to pus discharge.
This would be intermittent, and there would be periods with no discharge.
There could be a foul smell due to pus discharge.
Diagnosis and Treatment:

Identifying the exact location is important for Ksharsutra ligation or Surgery/ VAAFT.
An ultrasound scan or an MRI is usually done.
Ksharsutra ligation is a better option as compared to surgery/ VAAFT as the chances of recurrence after surgery/ VAAFT are very high.
Ksharsutra being a non surgical procedure; is more convenient and more effective as compared to surgery. This has already been proved by the scientific trials conducted at AIIMS New Delhi, PGI Chandigarh etc. by Indian Council of Medical Research in 1990.

Graded Ksharsutra is the latest development in Ksharsutra Therapy which is available only at Sushruta Ano Rectal Institute, New Delhi.

Fissures: Fissure is a very painful condition produced due to cracks anywhere in the length of the anal canal usually at the anal verge.

Symptoms

Very painful and the person may not want to go to the toilet
Rarely bleeding is also seen, maybe in very small amounts
Treatment:

Over 90% of the fissures do not require surgery and can be easily managed by Kshar Karma sittings.
Switching to a high-fiber diet and improving hydration will help in managing these symptoms.
Topical relief can be provided by application of medicated oils and paste.
When they are recurrent, a procedure known as lateral sphincterotomy is done. However this procedure is known to have a common complication of fecal incontinence. This is usually seen due to damage to sphincter muscles during surgery or over stretching. Patient is not able to control / hold the stools.
Anal fissure whether acute or chronic can be easily managed by Kshar Karma and Ksharsutra ligation. No surgery or hospitalization is required; and above mentioned complications are also not seen with this highly specific treatment of Ayurvedic surgery.
Though one condition can lead to another, in most people, there is a strong family history and working towards prevention is highly recommended.
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Not Pooping Regularly - Ways It Will Affect Your Body!

MD - Microbiology, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Not Pooping Regularly - Ways It Will Affect Your Body!
An essential prerequisite for good health is having regular bowel movements. People all over the world have a misconception about the regularity of bowel movements. Having bowel movements three times a day or three times a week (if that is the routine) is considered regular. Irregularity in bowel movements can often lead to constipation and it is something that should never be ignored. It not only affects our health but also affect our overall being in ways that are unexpected. Let us take a look at some of these unexpected side effects of not pooping regularly:

Constipation can trigger headaches: The cause for a headache can be many things, but the first likely reason is stress. When you do not poop properly, the pain, inconvenience and worry will build up, leading to mental stress. This anxiety can trigger headaches. Also, headache can occur because of dehydration, which is often a result of constipation. By drinking more water, you can get a relief from both constipation and headaches. Moreover, the buildup of toxins in the body also causes a headache. regular is a key channel that releases all the toxins from the body and when that does not work, it is bound to cause problems.
It can cause breakouts: What happens in and out the gut shows up on the skin. Skin conditions like acne, pimple, dark circles and even rashes can occur due to internal gut and digestive issues. When the toxins are not eliminated regularly from the body, they tend to accumulate over time leading to major skin breakouts.
It carries a risk of anal fissures: Due to hardened stool, there is not enough lubrication and this can lead to a tear of the skin. This is called an anal fissure and the prime symptom of this condition is the presence of blood in your stool. So, if you feel pain or see blood while pooping, you need to contact your healthcare provider and relieve your condition.
It may cause Diverticula or Heamerhoids: Long term constipation can lead to certain ailments which tend to form because of the pressure of straining to pass your poop. You can be affected with diverticula which result in bulges or pouches on the lining of the colon area. Or it can also cause a strain in the veins along the rectum and lead to
Hemorrhoids.
It affects your Bladder control: The colon and the bladder share a close relationship with each other. If there is too much pressure on the bladder because of a full colon, it can lead to decreased control of the bladder. Your bladder will not fill all the way, empty badly or cause unexpected leakages. So, chronic constipation can cause apparent leakage problems too.
It can make you lose appetite: Eating food can be a major turn off for people with constipation. Appetite loss is not just an enjoyable form of hunger suppression, but a big inconvenience.
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Piles - 5 Ways Ayurveda Can Treat It!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D.(Ayu)
Ayurveda, Chitiradurga
Piles - 5 Ways Ayurveda Can Treat It!
Piles or haemorrhoids refer to a condition when the veins of the rectum or the anus get abnormally enlarged and causing significant bleeding and inflammation. Generally, there are two types of piles that are found in the human body. One is internal haemorrhoid which is generally painless and occurs in the inner layer of the anal region. The other is external haemorrhoid which occurs in the external layers of the rectum making it easily visible and extremely painful.

The causes of Haemorrhoids are obesity, a desk-bound lifestyle, untreated chronic gastric conditions like dysentery, diarrhoea, constipation, hereditary factors, pelvic tumours and significant increase in the weight of the uterus at the time of pregnancy.

The symptoms of piles include severe pain in the anal region followed by blood discharge with the faecal materials along with extreme irritability in the particular region and abnormal enlargement around the anal region.
In Ayurvedic treatments, piles are referred to as Arsha Shoola which means extreme painful conditions that resemble needle piercing. However, this intense sensation of pain can be eradicated by Ayurvedic treatments as it concentrates on the elimination of the symptoms.

Some essential Ayurvedic remedies for piles are as follows:

Haemorrhoid is a medical condition that largely occurs due to a bad digestive system. A prescribed dosage of haritaki and jimikand might help in the overall improvement of your digestive system.
According to the Ayurvedic scriptures, piles can be treated, if you can maintain a healthy dietary regime that should include amalaki, papaya and jamrul, but not excessive starch-containing foods like potato and pumpkin.
A mixture containing radish and milk can be applied in the entrance of the anus twice a day to cure piles.
A juicy extract of mint leaves and ginger along with a pinch of lemon juice and honey can be consumed twice a day to get rid of piles.
If the bleeding is continuous a prescribed dosage of the herb nagakesara might provide adequate relief.
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An Ayurvedic Approach To Piles Treatment!

M.S. (Ayurveda), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
An Ayurvedic Approach To Piles Treatment!
Piles or Haemorrhoids is a disorder characterized by bleeding from anal opening during defecation. This bleeding can be in the form of drops or spurts. If untreated; mass protruding out from rectum is noticed. Initially this Pile mass gets reduced by itself but later on it progresses further so manual reduction of Pile mass becomes necessary. Later on these pile masses come out even on coughing sneezing, walking etc. Depending of their site of origin; these are divided in to internal and external Piles.

How can you tell if you have Piles?
Painless bleeding is the first sign of Piles. If it is not treated at this stage Pile mass protrudes out from Anal opening. The symptoms of piles are

Internal Piles:

In first stage, painless bleeding is the only symptom of Piles.
In second stage, pile mass protrudes out from Anus during defecation which gets reduced by itself. In late second stage; Pile mass needs to be reduced manually.
In third stage; Pile masses again come out after manual reduction. During sneezing coughing and walking also pile mass come out.
External piles: A solid/ semi-solid lump in the anal region which becomes prominent while passing stools is the external haemorrhoid. When inflamed it constitutes of coagulated blood these are known as external haemorrhoids.

Why do Piles occur?
Piles occur when pressure in the lower rectum increases unduly. Due to this undue pressure, the blood vessels in the anus and rectum become swollen and bulge out. The causes behind this undue increase in pressure are

Chronic diarrhoea
Chronic constipation
Pregnancy
Lifting heavy weights
Putting too much pressure while passing stool
The Ayurvedic Approach To Piles Treatment-
The ayurvedic approach to treating piles is a mix of exercise, lifestyle changes, diet, supplements and medication. The primary cause of piles being constipation, a large portion of the treatment is focused on improving the patient s digestive health and bowel movement.

Haritaki churna is recommended to soften stool.
Fibre rich foods like green leafy vegetables salads should be consumed in adequate quantity.
To soften the stools, foods like papaya, amalaki, and figs are advised.
A regular ayurvedic colon cleanse is very beneficial to keep the digestive system in good condition. Some other measures you should adopt are

Take plenty of liquids like water, butter milk fruit juices etc. Butter milk is specially beneficial in Piles.
Do regular Exercise
Avoid sedentary lifestyle.
Along with this Kshar Karma is done at week or 10 days interval. In this treatment specialized Ayurvedic medicine is applied on Pile masses. Kshar Karma stops bleeding and suppresses Pile masses. When these measures do not work and the Pile masses are big enough to remain inside and protrude out often; Ksharsutra ligation of Pile mass is recommended.

In this treatment; Ksharsutra a medicated thread is ligated at the root of Pile masses. Medicine released from thread blocks the blood supply of pile mass and Pile mass sheds off within 5-7 days. No hospitalization or bed rest is required in this treatment. Patient can continue his daily routine activities as usual. So Ayurvedic Kshar Karma and Ksharsutra are quite effective in treating Piles in all its stages and Piles can be treated completely without surgery.
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Benefits Of Kshara Sutra In Fistula Than Modern Surgery!

B.A.M.S, M.D In Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Amritsar
Benefits Of Kshara Sutra In Fistula Than Modern Surgery!
Anal fistula is an anorectal disorder for which different treatment methods have been advocated from time to time. Certain conventional surgical methods like Fistulotomy and Fistulectomy have been used but they are associated with complications like delayed healing, the risk of stenosis (abnormal narrowing of the blood vessels or other tubular organs) etc.

Modern techniques of surgery like the lay-open' method and anorectal pathology' come with a similar number of intricacies like high rates of recurrence and anal incontinence, prolonged hospitalization etc. Therefore, even today this particular disease has no satisfactory method of treatments in modern surgery.

However, in Ayurveda, about 2000 years ago, the great Indian Surgeon Acharya Sushrata first narrated about the Kshara', which was later, compiled into the work Sushrat Samhita'. Kshara Sutra is a minimal invasive ayurvedic parasurgical technique, effective for the treatment of anorectal disorders like hemorrhoids, fistula-in-ano, Anal fissure and pilonidal sinus.

Why is it used to treat Fistula-In-Ano?
In this technique of surgery, a thread also called a Kshar Sutra thread is specially prepared which acts by herbal chemical cauterization (the medical practice of burning a part of the body to remove or close off a part) and cures diseases. Hence, this is the safest and cost-effective method to treat Fistula-In-Ano.

Procedure-
The Kshar Sutra is a surgical linen thread of size 20 is coated with ayurvedic herbs with no side effects. There are three types of Kshar Sutra based on the number of coatings and the quality of materials used. Each patient gets customized treatment as per his or her own requirements.

First, a malleable probe is made to pass through the external opening of the fistula to the internal aperture in the anal canal. It is then taken out gently through the anal opening along with the Kshar. Later both the ends are tied together.

A cumulative effect of the drugs coated on the Kshar exerts a powerful debridement effect on the fistula tract & prompts healing by new & healthy granulation tissues. Thus, this mechanism of drug delivery directly heals the tissues involved in an optimal time period.

The thread is changed once every week that gradually helps heal the infected tract. As the result, the chances of recurrence are minimal.

Benefits of Kshar Sutra over modern surgery techniques-

An out-patient treatment, it is mostly conducted under local anesthesia
The most significant benefit of Kshar Sutra therapy over conventional modern surgeries is that the muscles that support the anus and controls bowel movements are not dissected and hence the chances of anal inconsistency are lowered.
The probability of anal stenosis (narrowing of the anal canal after treatment) are almost nil
There is no damage done to Anal Sphincter
Minimal chances of recurrence and bleeding
Hospital stay is only for 4-5 hours
There is no need for antibiotic coverage.
The patient can get back to routine life after 3-5 days of the surgery
Post-treatment recovery is speedy and without any complications
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Piles - How Panchkarma Therapy Can Help?

B.A. Sanskrit, BAMS, M.A. Sanskrit, MS -Gynaecology Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Thane
Piles - How Panchkarma Therapy Can Help?
Piles, a condition wherein the veins in the anal canal are swollen and obstruct the normal function of defecation, starts to bleed and cause pain prolapse or produces a discharge. There are two types in it

Internal: Seen inside rectum; generally does not show any symptoms, but sometime there may be protrusion causing bleeding.
External: Seen under the skin around the anus.
Cause-

Low fiber diet
Obesity
Pregnancy
Inadequate fluid intake
Straining on the toilet
Hard stools
The symptoms are-

Pain with skin irritation
Bleeding with stool.
Swelling around the anus
Complications are anaemia and strangulated hemorrhoids where the blood supply to internal hemorrhoids being cut n causes strangulations, causing extreme pain. Thus, when we do Panchakarma treatment the bowel system is strengthened and on consuming high fibre rich food, drinking more water, eating more fruits can prevent from the piles. Let us now see on the panchakarma treatment.

Ayurvedic Remedies for piles
External treatments

Sesame seed paste: Sesame or til is a good treatment for bleeding piles when applied externally to the affected area.
Muli or radish paste: Again, a fine paste made from this vegetable is useful in the case of painful piles which are not bleeding.
Ayurvedic oils and creams: There are multiple ayurvedic oils and creams which can be very effective in curing or at least controlling piles. However, it is best to go to your nearest ayurvedic doctor for proper steps.
Treatment of piles by the Ayurvedic treatment of Panchakarma
Panchakarma is a formidable Ayurvedic treatment known for the purification of the body, mind and soul. It rejuvenates and detoxifies the body by removing accumulated toxins, thus improving metabolism by balancing the doshas.

It is usually a three-stage process.

Purva (pre-operative)
Pradhana (operative)
Paschat (post operative)
Panchakarama covers a five step treatment out of which Virechan and Basti effectively helps in the treatment of piles.

1. Virechan- It removes pitta toxins such as herpes, zoster, jaundice, colitis and other infections. It clears bowel movement by cleaning the gall bladder and the liver.

Procedure: Concerned with the alimentary canal, it cures piles by a purgation process. Here the doshas are balanced in the form of waste excretion via faeces through the rectum. The heat produced from purgation medicines like Laxatives, Simple purgatives, Drastic purgatives, Hydragogues purgatives eradicates impurities from gall-bladder, liver and gastro-intestinal tract.

2. Basti- It treats vata dominated conditions and helps treat chronic diseases like constipation.

Procedure: It actively eliminates impurities through feces, urine and other excreta. Vata is located in the large intestine, which is why the medication directly affects asthi dhatu . Thus any medicines, when applied rectally, go into deeper bone tissues and cures vata disorders. It also gives relief from constipation.

If you are suffering from piles, consult a certified ayurvedic practitioner for treatment.
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Piles - Treating It The Right Way With Homeopathy!

Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Piles - Treating It The Right Way With Homeopathy!
When a condition is painful, it is common to hate it. And, when the condition is the piles, you will hate it more, because, along with the pain it might embarrass you as well. Characterized by the enlargement of blood vessels that surround the anus, when the veins tend to swell towards the lower-end of the rectum and anus, it is called piles. Swelling of the veins that are located within the rectum is called internal haemorrhoids. External piles is a condition where the veins towards the external part of the anal verge become swollen.

Symptoms that you may not fail to notice

Red blood spots on toilet paper, stools, or toilet bowl are a few symptoms of piles. This occurs when the pressure within the veins increases and causes them to tear and cause bleeding.
The patient also experiences pain during and after passing stools. This is due to inflammation of the veins that causes their swelling. The swollen veins apply strain on the muscles, cause spasms and is the reason for the discomfort that patients experience.
Persons suffering from piles may also face itching around the anal portion. The inflamed veins ooze mucous that gives rise to inflammation around the anus and causes itching.
Know the causes and how you can prevent it:

The primary cause for the piles is attributed to one factor which is heightened abdominal pressure.
Consequently, there is a build-up of pressure in the veins around the anus that causes the piles disorder.
The various causes for an increase in abdominal pressure are flatulence, constipation, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, diarrhea, pregnancy and sitting for prolonged durations.
What is the approach?
Homeopathy serves as an effective cure for piles because it adopts a holistic approach. The homeopathic medicines are prescribed after studying the medical history of the patient and present physical condition. The person s predisposition to illnesses is also scrutinized by the homeopaths.
Unhealthy lifestyle habits are recognized to be the reason for bloating of the anal veins and piles symptoms. Hence, homeopathy aims to correct the underlying conditions that are causing the discomfort.

Why homeopathy?
Homeopathy medications are considered effectual for alleviating the discomfort of the hemorrhoids by controlling the bleeding. Additionally, the treatment methods provide a permanent cure for the disorder because they address the underlying cause. The treatment is also focused on treating conditions that give rise to piles. And, there are no worries of side effects.

So, if you have been suffering from piles for a while now and seeking a definitive cure without side effects, you can very well opt for homeopathy under the able guidance of a homeopath practician.
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Anal Fistula - What Causes It?

M.S. (Ayurveda), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Anal Fistula - What Causes It?
Anal Fistula - What Causes It?
An anal fistula refers to a small infected tunnel connecting the anus to the outer skin. Your body eliminates solid waste products or feces through the anus. When any of the glands inside the anus becomes infected or blocked, an abscess may form, which in turn results in formation of anal fistula. In about 50% of the cases, abscesses develop into fistulae. What are the causes for anal fistula? Anal fistulae occur primarily due to the formation of an abscess or infection in the anus. If the abscess does not heal completely after the pus has been drained away, a fistula can develop.

Other factors responsible for the occurrence of anal fistulae are-

Crohn s disease- a chronic condition where the digestive system becomes inflamed.
Diverticulitis- an inflammation of the small pouches that develop along the intestinal walls.
Hidradenitis suppurativa- a chronic painful skin condition which causes scarring and abscesses on the skin. Apart from these, people with HIV or infected with Tuberculosis disease also develop anal fistulae. If you ve had a surgery around the anus, then post-surgery complications may lead to infection or abscess on the skin.
What are the symptoms to watch out for?
The commonly observed signs and symptoms of anal fistulae include-

Irritation or discomfort on the skin around the anus
Occasional throbbing pain, especially while seated, moving around or having a bowel movement
Nodular swelling around anal region
Intermittent Discharge of blood or pus from an opening near anal orifice.
How does Ayurveda treat anal fistulae?
Ayurveda recommends Ksharsutra treatment for complete healing of Anal Fistula.

In this procedure; Ksharsutra a medicated thread is placed in Fistula tract. Medicine released from Ksharsutra debrides the fistula tract and induces healing. This medicine remains active for about 5-7 days so this thread needs to be changed with a new thread at weekly interval. No. of Ksharsutra changes required for complete healing of Fistula depends on length depth and branching pattern of fistula. It has been observed that Fistula heals at the rate of 0.5 to 1 cm per Ksharsutra changes so for a fistula tract of 3 cm length about 4-5 weekly thread changes are necessary for complete healing. Clinical trials conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research at AIIMS New Delhi have proved that Ksharsutra treatment is more convenient and more effective than Surgery in case of Anal Fistula. In this way Ksharsutra is the best way to treat Anal Fistula without Surgery.
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