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Is There A Permanent Cure For Anal Fistulas They Always Seem To Come Back
An anal fistula is an abnormal connection or tract that connects the inside lining of the colon or rectum with the outside skin. It intermittently drains pus and can cause discomfort, pain, itching, and other symptoms. It most commonly occurs as a consequence of an abscess in the same area. This may require outpatient surgery ...Read more
I had two surgeries from anal fistula and has been cured. It hurts when i sitting down on bike or exercise. What i do?
It depends ...: Fistula surgery can be simple to complex. Postop course depends on the extent and complexity of the surgery. Pain can be a part of recovery depending on when was the surgery. Healing can take 8-12 weeks. With the history of 2 fistulas, check with your surgeon to make sure that you are not developing another disease. Scar tissue can also cause discomfort specially after sitting on hard surfaces. ...Read more
After suffering for long time anal fistula. I lose some weight and become underweight. How can i gain and go back to my normal weight again?
Check with Dr. first: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon,... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu,... ...Read more
Have recurrence anal fistula. Is anal fistula would be related to constipation? and if operated is it permanent to change my diet or for temporarily?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son had an anal fistula sx removed at 1 yr old. It reoccured ~six mo later but healed by itself. Now, at 5 yrs it's back, isn't healing. Options?
Anal fissure: Maintain a diet high in fibre and use a daily stool softener. There are topical medications that can be used to help with healing. Regular irrigation of the area in the shower to keep the area clean. Review his management with his doctor. All the best and I hope this heals. ...Read more
What is the best diet/supplements to cure an anal fistula? And what would be a reasonable time frame for this to happen (if it worked)?
Depends: On the cause of the fistula in the first place. Maintain a consistent bowel pattern and avoiding constipation or diarrhea is the best you can do. If the fistula is relate to crohn's disease, keeping your disease in remission by taking your maintenance meds without fail, is the best you can do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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