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What are symptoms of anal fistulas?

Anal fistulas may appear as swollen inflamed sores near the anus from which pus, clear liquid, stool, or blood may drain. They may also appear as a painful lump near the anus, and can be accompanied by signs of an infection such as fever or chills.

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