Diagnosis and Treatment
Like many similar conditions, an anal abscess needs to expel the pus in order to heal. Sometimes, this discharge will happen without any medical intervention. At other times, surgical drainage might be needed.
Fistula can be managed through surgery. The procedure can vary depending on a few factors, particularly the degree of involvement of the sphincter.
If you require surgery for a fistula, your colorectal surgeon will talk with you about your individual needs. Sometimes, multiple operations are needed.
To learn more about the procedures available through Coast Colorectal, you can read about the fistula procedure here. The Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand also has more information about fistula.