A natural cure for fistula
A NATURAL CURE FOR ABSCESS AND FISTULA!? (PART 1)
This article is dedicated to those who are suffering fistula or fissure and are tired of it and they do want any surgery or operation more !
This series of posts is dedicated to all the people currently suffering from Abscess and/or Fistula. As a past sufferer of fistula-in-ano, I have healed myself through ‘natural remedies’. In the upcoming posts, I would like to discuss my treatment process and provide some tips to accelerate the recovery process. As such, the content is equally applicable to all – people who are searching for a possible natural cure and people who have already gone down the surgery path.
Before you follow this regime, please note that this is not medical advise. As I am not a medical practitioner, I can only provide insight into best practices from my experience.
So what is an Anal Fistula, Abscess and Haemorrhoid? How do I know which one I have?
An anal fistula is a tube-like passage (tract) from the anal canal to a hole in the skin near the anus. This may occur after rectal surgery, after an abscess in the rectal area, or as a complication of a bowel disease [Source: Myhealth, Cananda].
An abscess is a localised collection of pus (usually under the skin) [Source: Patient].
A haemorrhoid results from the swelling of veins inside (internal haemorrhoid) and/or near the opening of the anus (external haemorrhoid) [Source: WebMD].
All of the conditions above, usually result in severe discomfort and pain. As to the diagnosis, my personal advise would be to contact at least two experienced medical practitioners – to get a second opinion.
It was a simple case of a mild pimple, or so I thought. Boy, was I wrong!
It all began in August of last year (2013), when one morning, I discovered a pea sized pimple near my anal region. As soon as I felt a small tender lump, I immediately pondered, ‘Hmm…that’s odd, this is a rather strange place for a pimple.’ However, I didn’t think too much of it, provided its size and my inexperience in such matters.
The very next day, the ‘pimple’ had aggressively doubled in size – abscess formation. It began to hurt on contact and made my otherwise routine trip to the toilet, rather painful. Over the next few days, my condition worsened and I started experiencing erratic pains (very brief but sharp). I grew concerned and started researching online.
Through my research, I was convinced that I had haemorrhoids; as it’s the most common rectal disease among the three (fistula, fissure and haemorrhoids) and the one, that has had a history in my family. My concerns were confirmed by my family doctor (GP) who also inconclusively dismissed it as either a boil or a (external) haemorrhoid. He advised me to make lifestyle changes over a surgery, if it was a haemorrhoid. In hindsight, I should have asked him for a referral to a specialist, as it was later discovered to be a fistula-in-ano, formed from an abscess (as discussed below).
Fast forward a month, and my fistula hadn’t improved. In fact, over the period it grew so large in size that it burst by itself under pressure, spilling a mixture of blood and pus. Surely, that would be the end of it, I thought, but it came back, over and over, only to provide a short lived gratification.
After consulting with two independent surgeons, I finally realised that I had developed a fistula requiring a seton treatment. However, going under the knife was not my preferred option. I came across Mr. Good Guy and his promising ‘Ghee’ treatment specifically for Fistula-in-Ano (anal and perianal fistula). I followed his treatment for a week but saw little improvement. This is not to discredit his findings, as many people have posted improvement in their conditions. In fact, I incorporate ghee in my (modified) treatment I outline in Part 2.