A 24-year-old member asked:
How is a fistula generally treated?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Depends on the cause: Fistulae caused by Crohn's disease can be treated with medications such as remcade. Others often require surgery or occasionally can be treated by injection with fibrin glue.
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General Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: What fistula are you referring to. There can be a fistula in the abdomen or in the peri anal area. Abdominal fistulas are lot more complex to treat. Anal fistulas are of several types and treatment ranges from a simple division of a fistula tract to having a colostomy or a drain and requiring multiple procedures.
5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 5, 2017
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