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What happens if an anal fistula is untreated?

What happens if an anal fistula is untreated?

It continues: An anal fistula will continue to fester, leaking pus and blood every few days, until it is fixed. The fix depends on the course of the fistula through the anal sphincter. There is a small risk of cancer if a fistula is left for many years. ...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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What happens to your circulation when you have an av fistula?

What happens to your circulation when you have an av fistula?

Well, : An arteriovenous fistula is a disruption of the normal blood flow pattern. Normally, oxygenated blood flows to the tissue through arteries and capillaries. Following the release of oxygen in the tissues, the blood returns to the heart in veins. An arteriovenous fistula is an abnormal connection of an artery and a vein. The blood bypasses the capillaries and tissues, and returns to the heart. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens to the radial pulse when you have an av fistula?

Normal: Av fistula creates an connection between artery and vein, however there is ongoing blood flow distally into radial artery.Radial artery pulsations will be normal after the avf. Surgeons will check the radial pulse after surgery, if there is decreased pulse, they will revise the fistula to ensure adequate blood flow in the fistula and radial artery. ...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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What happens to an egg if a tube is blocked?

What happens to an egg if a tube is blocked?

Is absorbed: If your tubes are blocked it does not interfere with ovulation. The egg is still released but can not be picked up by the fallopian tube and is absorded by the body. ...Read more

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Is it possible to tell when an internal laceration occurs?

Is it possible to tell when an internal laceration occurs?

Depends on organ: Lacerations can occur to solid organs or hollow organs. Spillage of contents and/or blood and/or loss of function are the signs of an internal laceration typically occuring following some sort of injury and commonly but not always associated with pain. ...Read more

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What happens if an anal fistula is not treated?

What happens if an anal fistula is not treated?

Drainage, Abscess: Failure to correct an anal fistula generally leads to persistent drainage, recurrent peri rectal abscesses and gradual fibrosis of the anal sphincter. Correction of anal fistulas is generally indicated. See a board certified colorectal surgeon. Some fistulas are simple, but some are very complex. ...Read more

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What happens to a fistula that fails? Will I need another operation to remove it?

What happens to a fistula that fails? Will I need another operation to remove it?

Not usually: Please try not to let it fail. As an interventional radiologist, i open fistulas all the time. Have it checked if not working correctly. I don't want you to run out of access. ...Read more

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What needs to happen is a C-section incision leaks but isn't open from what we can tell?

What needs to happen is a C-section incision leaks but isn't open from what we can tell?

Leaking incision: Incisions can leak if there is an infection or collection of fluid called a seroma. It's more important that the next layer down remains closed. This is called the facial layer. I suggest you follow up with your surgeon so that they may check your incision. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need an open heart surgery?

How common is it for someone to need an open heart surgery?

Not too common: Thankfully not too common -- there is proper evaluation beforehand to see if heart surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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What should you do when an open wound is itchy?

What should you do when an open wound is itchy?

Don't scratch!!: Itching is a good sign if you can't keep fro scratching trim your nails, wear gloves at night and wrap the area in extra layers to protect it. ...Read more

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Anybody have an av fistula? Is the fistula a natural thing or from an injury?

Anybody have an av fistula?  Is the fistula a natural thing or from an injury?

Well,: There are two types of arteriovenous fistulas, congenital and acquired. A congenital arteriovenous fistula is one that formed during fetal development. An acquired arteriovenous fistula is one that develops after a person is born. After catheterizations, arteriovenous fistulas may occur as a complication of the arterial puncture in the leg or arm. Fistulas also form without apparent cause. In the. ...Read more

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What happens if an abbscess bursts inside?

What happens if an abbscess bursts inside?

It may drain: Treatment for abscess is to incise and drain the abcess. If the abcess burst sometimes it drains allows the wound to heal. It could also result in incomplete and persistent drainage requiring professional incision and drainage and antibiotics. You may want see your doctor. ...Read more

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What happens when you get surgery for an esophagus ulcer?

What happens when you get surgery for an esophagus ulcer?

Hmm: Surgery usually is endoscopic with a camera. This is usually a simple outpatient procedure. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible for someone born without an anus to get an artificial one through surgery?

Please explain if it is possible for someone born without an anus to get an artificial one through surgery?

Probably not: Birth defects of the anus and rectum are often repaired in childhood with good results. However, at 42 the muscle and nerve connections have not developed and control of stool and gas through a reconstructed rectum would be poor. See the colon and rectal surgeons at ochsner clinic if you have more questions. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have 25-50% blockage in an artery?

What does it mean to have 25-50% blockage in an artery?

Risk: If an artery is 25-50% narrowed, you would generally not have any symptoms except under extreme exercise. However, the fact that it is partially blocked implies that you are at risk for progression - either gradual due the risk factors that cause the partial narrowing or suddenly when platelets stick to the area and cause complete blockage. ...Read more

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What is the procedure to close an asd?

What is the procedure to close an asd?

There are two : Traditionally an ASD is closed with a surgical procedure. The hole can be sutured primarily or may require a patch to be sewn over the hole. Current surgical advances include the use of a mini sternotomy resulting in a smaller scar on the chest. Many asds can be closed with a device delivered from the leg through the large veins of the body. The device has a very success rate and leaves no scar. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when an ear infection spreads to the blood -- what is this called?

Can you tell me when an ear infection spreads to the blood -- what is this called?

Never seen it: In more than 3 decades as a physician I have never seen this happen. It does occasionally spread to the mastoid air cells in the skull bones, (mastoiditis) but I have never seen it as the cause of sepsis (blood infection). ...Read more

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I had an surgery to correct an obdominal obstruction, my incession is leaking. What does that mean?

I had an surgery to correct an obdominal obstruction, my  incession is leaking. What does that mean?

Variable: A little bloody fluid leaking is probably normal, but a lot of leakage could mean the incision opened up on the inside. Leaking pus could mean infection. You should have your surgeon check it to find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more