Difference Between Fistula and Piles
Many people often don’t differentiate between fistula and piles. It is understood both share similar characteristics. But this is not true, there are differences between fistula and piles, except both are the condition of anal pathologies. The anus is the last opening from where the stool is defecated, a 5 -6 inch long terminal.
What is the difference between fistula and piles?
In brief, an anal fistula is a formation of an abnormal canal between the anal and the skin, while piles are the swollen veins of the rectum, also known as hemorrhoids, and can either form internal or external. They are usually visible in the anal area due to the swollen tissues.
An anal fistula can be described as a tunnel that goes from an abscess inside the anus to a part of the skin that has opened up around the anus. When anal glands become clogged, an abscess develops. If it is not treated, the abscess can increase in size and develop into a fistula.
Here are some aspects of these two health conditions to understand the difference between fistula and piles:
- Nature of disease
Piles are a condition where blood vessels swell up whereas fistula is an abnormal development of a tunnel from the anus to surrounding skin.
- Causes of the disease
Both have different causes of development. The main causes of piles include inadequate water, pregnancy consumption, obesity, a low fibre diet, straining when passing stools, and sitting for long periods on the toilet seat. Heavy weight lifting and excessive exercise can also cause piles. Whereas rectal cancer, UTI (urinary tract infection), Crohn’s disease, and sexually transmitted diseases are some main causes of fistula.
- Symptoms of the disease
The symptoms of both diseases are also different. Piles’ symptoms include pain during excretion, discharge of mucus, feeling constipated, and bleeding from the anus while fistula includes symptoms like skin irritation in the affected areas, discharge of pus, or even blood close to the anus, pain while passing urine, and swelling in the anal region.
- Diagnosis of the disease
The diagnosis method of piles and fistula is also different.
The treatment method of piles and fistula differ.
Constitutional Homeopathy Treatment for Fistula and Piles
Homeopathy treatment is safe, effective, painless and non-surgical treatment for treating both fistula and piles disorders without causing any side effects. Constitutional homeopathy treatment for piles and fistula at Homeocare International not only manages symptoms of piles and fistula but also treats the root cause of both disorders and provides long-term relief from both piles and fistula. Constitutional homeopathy treatment helps further to effectively avoid the recurrence of diseases. Homeocare International provides constitutional homeopathy treatment for fistula and piles based on symptoms and individualization.
Expert homeopathy doctors at Homeocare International suggest the best homeopathy treatment for piles or fistula only after a detailed analysis of various factors, such as past and present health history, causes, lifestyle, and family history, physical, mental, and psychological condition of the individual.