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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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I have an ileostomy and mucous fistula. I have hnpcc and want to know if my redundant bowel can be removed for my own comfort and preventative treatme?

I have an ileostomy and mucous fistula. I have hnpcc and want to know if my redundant bowel can be removed for my own comfort and preventative treatme?

Yes: The answer is essentially yes. It depends on how much colon is left and was your surgery done as emergency? Can it be studied with little inconvenience? But lesser the colon you have the better off you are. ...Read more

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After surgery of fistula i found sticky cream color mucus leaking from anus all the time. The surgery took place before 6 months. What is solution.

After surgery of fistula i found sticky cream color mucus leaking from anus all the time. The surgery took place before 6 months. What is solution.

?infection: If this drainage is pus rather than clear mucus, an infection may be present that requires treatment. The rectal surgeon should evaluate, treat and followup on this. In the meantime try warm wet applications and then keep the area clean and dry except for an antibiotic ointment on some gauze until you see your surgeon. ...Read more

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After having a laying open of anal fistula I am still having large mucus stools. 2 ops and 1 week on antibiotic drip have not stopped it. No issue b4 ?

After having a laying open of anal fistula I am still having large mucus stools. 2 ops and 1 week on antibiotic drip have not stopped it. No issue b4 ?

Hmm...: cannot say in your particular case and fistulas frequently go off in directsion that are not expected. Furthermore there can be secondary infections, this includes infections FROM the antibiotic treatment (C DiFF). ...Read more

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Are av fistulas permanent?

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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What exactly is a fistula?

What exactly is a fistula?

Abnormal Connection: An abnormal connection between to organs or vessels. Example: entero-cutaneous fistula- an connection between the bowel and the skin. These are typically caused by diseases of the bowel. Example: arterio-venous fistula- a connection between an artery and a vein. These are created surgically to provide dialysis. ...Read more

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What are other kinds of fistula?

Innumerable: There are dozens of different kinds. A fistula is basically an abnormal connection between parts of the body. You can have fistulas between the arteries & veins, small bowel & colon, intestine & bladder, bowel & vagina, lungs & bile ducts, stomach & lungs, esophagus & trachea.... I think you get the idea. ...Read more

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How is a fistula generally treated?

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. ...Read more

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Is another name for fistula shunt?

Shunts: Can also be arterio venous fistulas that have occurred naturally due to disease or trauma or surgeon made for vascular access for dyalysis. There are other types of shunts and fistulas. Need more specifics to help any further with an answer. ...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

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