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What is a fistula and what is its treatment?

What is a fistula and what is its treatment?

Abnl connection: Abnormal connection between organs (ie intestine) and other organs or vessels. ...Read more

Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more


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I have a c/r fistula and was wondering if a fistula plug could be used for treatment.?

I have a c/r fistula and was wondering if a fistula plug could be used for treatment.?

Perhaps: A fistula plug is an option, but the best option depends on the location of your fistula and your surgeon's experience, so be sure to discuss these fully with your surgeon. Fistultomy/fistulectomy is appropriate for many fistulae still, but other alternatives might be a flap, or lift, both of which have minimal incontinence risk if this is your concern. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for vesicovaginal fistula?

What is the best treatment for vesicovaginal fistula?

Surgery: When a vesicovaginal fistula has developed, usually after delivery, surgery or radiotherapy, surgery is the treatment. Depending on the exact condition and size, your gynecologist may correct this, or they may need assistance from a urogynecologist or urologist. The most difficult cases are after radiotherapy for pelvic cancers, as these tissues can be slow to heal. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of rectovaginal fistula?

What's the best treatment to get rid of rectovaginal fistula?

Surgery: This can be corrected by a gynecologist, uro-gynecologist, or colo-rectal surgeon. Depending on the exact condition, it may require more than one of these specialists. ...Read more

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What to do if I have anal fistula wihout surgery and medicine, naturally cure treatment?

There is: No natural cure for a fistula. Period. Sorry, but surgery is the best way to resolve a fistula. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could anyone tell me the best treatment for anal-fistula. I have already gone through a surgery, but no result?

Surgery: Is the best treatment and although occassionally fails and requires repeat procedure, if done correctly has an excellent result. Numerous types of fistula surgery are out there depending on the location of the fistula and experience of the surgeon. See a colon and rectal surgeon or at least get a second opinion from one. ...Read more

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Could anybody suggest treatment for fistula?

Could anybody suggest treatment for fistula?

Surgery: Usually anal fistulas are treated surgically. Go and visit a colon and rectal surgeon near you. Visit www. Fascrs. Org to locate one. All best! ...Read more

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What treatment for anal fistula?

An infection: In the perianal region, usually derived from the anal glands inside the rectum. A fistula is an abnormal communication between two organs, in this case the rectum and the skin outside the anus. Both require evaluation and often surgery to permanently resolve and prevent recurrences or complications. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment for an anal fistula?

Avoid Constipation: Non-surgical treatment includes warm water soaks 2- 3 times a day, increasing fiber intake, drink lots of water, and taking stool softeners or laxatives. Witch hazel (tucks (witch hazel) pads) can help. Some relief in a day or two usually. It may take several weeks for the fissure to heal completely. Sometimes fissures heal without treatment. May require surgery. ...Read more

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I have an anal fistula. What medical treatment should I follow until I get operated in one month? It is painful at the moment!

Recurrence of absces: If the external opening closes the discharge will accumulate and cause a recurrent abscess. Take sitz baths and the external openining might have to be opened up again. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of leaving a fistula coccygeus without a treatment? P.S I have already started a treatment but I have stopped when no pain

What are the consequences of leaving a fistula coccygeus without a treatment? P.S I have already started a treatment but I have stopped when no pain

Speak to your doctor: If you've started a regimen of with your physician, then you should let them know that you've stopped, because they may have in mind a certain course of action for you, in terms of outcomes. They are also assuming that you are completing it. Ask this same question to your doctor. They will give you some insight into how important it is to keep your regimen going to completion. You do not want inflammation, or infection to start. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for carotid cavernous fistula?

Special: Catheters, stents, coils, and glue can be used to close the fistula. See your neurosurgeon or they may refer you to a neurointerventional radiologist ...Read more

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Is there any consequences to letting a peri anal fistula 2' to crohns go without treatment? Currently pretty happy with the way things are

Treat the crohn: Usually peri Rectal fistula secondary to crohn will eventually heal if the crohn is under control. If that is the case do not worry. But at the same time if the fistula continue to act up it means the crohn is not under control and you need treatment. Make sure you follow with your GI doctor and follow their instructions ...Read more

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I am suffering from anal fistula from past two years i.E an extra muscle has formed at the opening. How can I cure it by using home treatment?

That's just wrong: I am suffering from anal fistula from past two years i.E an extra muscle has formed at the opening. How can I cure it by using home treatment?

Unfortunately, an anal fistula is not treated by any home remedies it is usually explored and opened and repaired by a qualified colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the symptom & treatment of fistula and fissure?

Help please? What is the symptom & treatment of fistula and fissure?

The two: Are different issues and treated differently. See a colon and rectal surgeon to make the diagnosis and offer treatment options. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the symptom & treatment of fistula and fissure?

Different: Fissures and fistulas are different things. A fissure is a tear in the skin of your anus while an anal fistula is a "tunnel" that communicates the inside of the anus with the "outside" anal skin. They both can produce anal pain, but pain is more typical of an anal fissure. Anal fistulas can give you recurrent anal abscesses, chronic anal discharge, etc. .. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there any special treatment for fistula in india which 100 % works?

Fistula in ANO: Not india is almost always due to a prior infection or foreign body. Usually if diagnosed correctly, surgical fistula repair is successful, but nothing is 100% successful. If you decide on surgery, be sure you let a colon and rectal surgeon perform it as your results and success will be better due to their experience and knowledge of the anatomy. ...Read more

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Anyone know about the use of anoratab as treatment for anorectal fistulas?

No? Spelling correct: Not sure what you are asking about--a treatment? Medication? Procedure? Most anorectal fistulae require a surgical procedure to fix, and anoratab does not sound like anything I've ever heard of... ...Read more

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Dental fistula remains after much treatment; is tooth extraction the only way?

Dental fistula remains after much treatment; is tooth extraction the only way?

Fistula: I am not sure what type of treatments you are referring to? If a tooth presents with a fistula, the first choice of treatment is a root canal therapy. If that fails, the root canal treatment is usually redone with or without an apicoectomy (to resect the pointy part of the root where abscess is present). You also must check for possibility of fracture in that tooth which warrants extraction. ...Read more

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Appx what percentage develop a stricture after surgery 4 colon/bladder fistula & diverticulitis? Is the balloon treatment (dillation?)very successful?

Appx what percentage develop a stricture after surgery 4 colon/bladder fistula & diverticulitis? Is the balloon treatment (dillation?)very successful?

Not frequent: If stricture develops may be due to recurrences of disease, balloon dilation may help, will require resection for better out come. ...Read more

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A 13 year old child has bradycardia. There is no obviousshunt. What is the best treatment for a coronary fistula collateral flow in main pulmonary artery, above thepulmonary valve?

None: Most coronary fistulas to the mpa are tiny, and if there there is no obvious shunt it will likely not require rx or cause any problems such as bradycardia. Check with your cardiologist for f/u. ...Read more

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Treatment for abdominal colic in adults?

Diet: If in fact that is the diagnosis, and nothing more serious like an ulcer or ibd then dietary changes such as decreasing milk products and certainly decreasing alcohol consumption, caffeine etc should help. Be sure that your diagnosis is correct by seein a GI specilaist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for abdominal bloating?

What is the treatment for abdominal bloating?

IBS: Abdominal bloating is considered to be a subset of irritable bowel syndrome but you will need to be evaluated for other causes like reflux, gallstones, pancreatic problems, gyn problems if female and kidney problems.
Once work up is negative options are probiotics, antispasmodics and a new treatment with antibiotic rifaximin. Consult your doctor for options. ...Read more