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Heal My Fistula was created by doctors and scientists at Cedars-Sinai—a leading Crohn’s disease clinical and research center.

You are probably here because you want to learn more about Crohn’s perianal fistulas. A perianal fistula is a small tunnel that connects the rectum to the skin around the anus. It can happen in people who have Crohn’s disease—a type of inflammatory bowel disease.

On Heal My Fistula, you’ll learn about the symptoms of Crohn’s perianal fistulas, why they form, how they are treated, and how to take care of them at home. You’ll also see resources to find doctors in your area who specialize in treating fistulas as well as links to online patient support forums.

Find the Answers You Need

What is a Crohn's perianal fistula

Managing symptoms at home

Treating Crohn's perianal fistula

Staying mentally strong

Patient Testimonials

“I am incredibly wary of googling anything medical due to online fears of misinformation, but Heal My Fistula offers simple, direct answers to what could be going on with your butt. If a doctor had sent me here, I would have been grateful. It's just enough information without terrifying a patient. What a wonderful website.”

"The Heal My Fistula website is an incredible resource for those with perianal fistulas. It offers all the information and resources in one place and in easy to understand terms. It’s a helpful resource for those who are new in understanding perianal fistulas or looking for a resource to share with family to help provide an explanation of what their family member is experiencing."

“Heal My Fistula is very helpful… The information is concise, simple, and not overwhelming.”

"Heal My Fistula is a great resource. It’s pretty comprehensive, user-friendly, and easy to navigate.”

You Are Not Alone...

If you are dealing with a Crohn’s perianal fistula, it’s important to know that you are not alone. Below are some online support forums where people who know what it’s like to have a fistula are supporting and sharing information with each other.


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