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What does it mean to have a superficialization of my fistula done?

What does it mean to have a superficialization of my fistula done?

Make easy to stick: If your fistula is too deep, your surgeon can move vein closer to the skin so that it is easier to access. ...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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After I done to remove may anal fistula, my acne also reduced and looks fresh. What does that mean? Is there relation with my blood?

After I done to remove may anal fistula, my acne also reduced and looks fresh. What does that mean? Is there relation with my blood?

Manage your acne: I am really sorry that you felt you had to live with acne for at least several years. It eventually remits in its own, as it may be doing now, but it is also very treatable scientifically. Mention this to your physicians. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be fitted with a fistula for dialysis?

What does it mean to be fitted with a fistula for dialysis?

Surgery: Arm vein connected to arm artery. The vein is used for dialysis access once it has been allowed to grow in size (maturing). ...Read more

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What does it mean for an av fistula to mature?

Growth for dialysis: A primary arterio-venous fistula (that means where an artery and a vein have been sutured directly into each other as opposed to an interposition graft) takes some time for the vein to grow larger. The size of the vein is important because it allows the flow requirements of dialysis. This often takes a month or two to happen. ...Read more

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Could deep cleaning be done if there's a fistula/abcess?

Could deep cleaning be done if there's a fistula/abcess?

No: A "deep periodontal cleaning" should not be done if there is an abscess and/or fistula in the area. The dentist may curette or clean out the abscess in order to help it to drain, but this is not the same thing as a deep cleaning. I would postpone a "deep cleaning" until after the abscess has been resolved. ...Read more

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What does an av fistula for dialysis mean?

What does an av fistula for dialysis mean?

Arteriovenous fistul: It is an arteriovenous fistula. It is a surgical connection of an artery and a vein. Once "mature", it is where they insert the needles for the blood to flow to the dialysis machine. It can take 3 months or so from "creation" until it is ready to use. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have av fistula in left arm?

Connect Vein&Artery: This is when a vein is surgically connected to an artery (end-to-side anastomosis). This maintains blood flow to the hand while diverting blood into the vein. The vein becomes pressurized to arterial pressure and had much higher blood flow. Over time its size will double and its walls thicken so that it can be accessed for dialysis. Left arm is most often used because it is the non-dominant arm. ...Read more

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Other than a cystoscopy, which I had done a few months ago, what tests could reveal a urogenital fistula?

History first...and: Dr.'s alertness with good history wraises suspecting urogenital fistula. Typical hx - passing air and / or fecal material + intractable UTI in patients with bowel diverticulosis, cancer, etc. So, record the feature and degree of symptoms with detailed sequence of events, bring those to see doc timely.

Meanwhile, practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession will help anyone. ...Read more

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My father has carotid cavernous fistula. What does this mean?

Fistula: Is an abnormal connection between an artery and vein. C-c fistula is flow from artery directly into a venous structure called the cavernous sinus. This is often treated with embolization. ...Read more

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Can u have a blood test done to see y I keep getting abscess/ fistulas I've just come out hospital frm avin an operation sl?

Yes, but hospital: Should have done those tests. Before going in for additional tests, please discuss with your doctor, all of the lab tests that were done during hospitalization. ...Read more

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Vag culture Escherichia coli & enterococcus pos! Does this mean I have a fistula I am scared as I have ocd of health issues?

Vag culture Escherichia coli & enterococcus pos! Does this mean I have a fistula I am scared as I have ocd of health issues?

Bacterial vag/cult: These bacteria are common findings in vaginal cultures, since the anus is very close to the vagina, and easily cultured if present. A fistula would produce a distinct discharge, and have an odor of feces. This report will just require more attention to hygiene when cleaning up after a bowel movement. ...Read more

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Should I get my own CBCT of a molar that has a fistula. This way an apicoectomy can be more precisely done vs. A 2D x-ray the endo. Dds already has?

Might be overkill: Your endodontist has prepared him/herself their entire career for moments like these... your failing root canal. Let them do their tasks as they have been trained. If they feel they need the imaging you asked about, they will request it and explain to you why they need it. No need for you to micromanage your care. ...Read more

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What does the tetm "hypermobile stapes" mean in regards to the inner ear? I saw this on my perilymph fistula op report.

What does the tetm "hypermobile stapes" mean in regards to the inner ear? I saw this on my perilymph fistula op report.

Bone moves a lot: The stapes is one of the 3 tiny bones in your inner ear. The report suggests that it moves more than normal. ...Read more

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Hi my father is esrd patient 58years old his all fistulas stop working would you suggest superfacial fistula permanent catheter or something else?

Native vein fistula!: It is best but some persons have very weak veins to get it done then a graft (plastic vein) is connected instead. The surgeon will do angiogram to see how veins are. If not possible, a line cath is last resort. ...Read more

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What should be done if debris in bladder on ultra sound and cystoscopy. Could it be from fistula from small bowel to bladder?

Unlikely: If you had such a fistula you would also have noticed gas coming out with your urine. The debris you describe is likely associated with your history of kidney infection. ...Read more

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I have an av fistulla and I lift 5-10 pds of weights, yesterday, after lifting I noticed a bruise on my arms near my access, what does this mean?

Small bleed: Had the fistula been accessed recently? Most likely you bled a bit from that site. I am sure it was self limited and it will fade soon. Ask your dialysis center staff and / or nephrologist about this to get their advice. ...Read more

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How can a fistula heal?

What kind of fistula: If you want a meaningful answer to this question you will need to say what type of fistula (where it is) and if you know what caused it. A fistula is a connection between two organs that should not exist. So there are too many types for anyone to answer this without more info. ...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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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