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Will a fistula in ano without surgery lead to serious problems if I don't have surgery?

Will a fistula in ano without surgery lead to serious problems if I don't have surgery?

Anal Fistula: Anal fistula should usually be addressed. Normally this is done with surgery. In patients with crohns disease, sometimes asymptomatic fistulae do not require treatment. Otherwise not treating a fistula can leave one at risk for infection, abscess, life threatening infection, and over a period of years, possibly cancer developing in the fistula tract. ...Read more

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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 fistula in ano. Is it possible to heal it without surgery? Are there any diet which could hasten the healing process or any topical meds?

Dont ignore: Fistula in anu could be a sign of an underlying disease such as crohn's. I suggest an evaluation by a gastroenterologist rather than just a bandaid approach to the fistula. You want a full thorough evaluation of th causes. ...Read more

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Want to seek urologist due to varicocele but i have fistula in ano, which i go first to treat? I'm confused. I have severe left testes atrophy.

Want to seek urologist due to varicocele but i have fistula in ano, which i go first to treat? I'm confused. I have severe left testes atrophy.

Varicocele is not: the cause of testicular atrophy , in some it may the cause for infertility , other wise no need to do surgery. Fistula in ano is a painful condition , is up to you. Speak to your doctor cause of testicular atrophy in you ...Read more

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Medicine for fistula bleeding in ano?

Medicine for fistula bleeding in ano?

BLEEDING fistula: Anal fistula needs operation to correct it and stop bleeding. ...Read more

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Hello, i made opration for ano fistula procuder fistula plug and it pass 4 months and still the wounds not healing always white dischrge please guide me?

Hello, i made opration for ano fistula procuder fistula plug and it pass 4 months and still the wounds not healing always white dischrge please guide me?

Fistula plugs: Do have a failure rate that is significant. You need to see your surgeon on follow up and discuss whether the fistula is still present and whether a repeat plug procedure or a more aggressive surgery is indicated. After a failed plug, i would go for the latter. ...Read more

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How can a fistula heal?

Usually they don't : A fistula occurs when there is a serious infection, usually and abscess, between two internal organs or an internal organ and the skin overlying it. The infection destroys part of the tissues of both, and the body heals while leaving a hole connecting the two structures. Fistulas rarely close without intervention. Usually the connection needs to be removed so that the tissues can heal separately. ...Read more

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Where do fistulas form?

Depends: There are many kinds of fistulas. By definition a fistula is an abnormal communication from one organ to another. Anal fistulas arise from the anal crypts internally. Enterocutaneous fistulas connect the bowel to the skin, fistulas can develop from almost any organ and most often indicate some underlying disease process. ...Read more

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Are av fistulas permanent?

Don't have to be: It takes a surgical procedure to connect the end if a vein to the side of an artery (create an av fistula). Once created, it will take another surgical procedure to shut the fistula down if need be. Most often they are kept in place even if not used as a back-up system for dialysis access. ...Read more

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