Difference between Piles, Fissures and Fistula

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At a glance, these three medical issues, piles, fissures and fistula, seem the same. However, when observed closely, there are many differences among them.

These disorders are common in the sense that they are all anal pathologies. People, therefore, mistake the conditions to be the same. That’s, however, not the case. In short, piles are swollen veins in the rectum. An anal fistula is an abnormal canal in the lining of the anus, while the fissures are sharp cuts in the same anal lining.

If you have any of these conditions, it will be helpful for you to know the particulars of all three conditions. From the types of symptoms they show, to the different treatments available, here are the differences:

Moreover, you may consult a doctor to recommend some laxatives or stool softeners to treat constipation.

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