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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

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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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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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