Colonic fistula treatment

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Avatar n tn Welcome to the gastroenterology community! I don't know much about colonic pacemakers, but are you having problems with your large intestine only? If so, then I would recommend looking into large intestine removal.
Avatar m tn went to hospital , no food then sent home brought back to hospital for surgery. After surgery developed a fistula which is being treated. Now at home, started to vomit green or brown bile. doctor took exray and it showed no obsttrution; only fluid in intestine. .explained may have a slow working bowel. prescribed steroids and regimen pills. no improvement in five days. Does anyone know a remedy for this.
Avatar m tn Thank you very much for your informations. It is very true that the child's urologist have made the same specifications about 'the treatment solutions', but parents were sad that so quickly came fistula, after 2 week from surgery. So, after one week with the new catheter, the fistula has the same dimensions. In this case, the fistula it may close spontaneously? and how long? Anyway, it so good to know that someone is beside you (like you, MD).
Avatar f tn and that cutting into my sphincter muscle is the only treatment available. Has anyone on this forum had successful treatment of a fistula? Also, I am female, and have had other complications with the fistula which makes me suspect that I may be dealing with a recto-vaginal fistula, rather than an anal fistula. The doctor I saw told me that I cannot possibly be experiencing the symptoms I explained to him! I need someone competent who won't scare the crap out of me (literally!).
1666982 tn?1445198395 Also, other types of surgeries can be tried. There are many types of surgeries involved in the treatment. The treatment depends on the depth of involvement of levator ani muscle and anal sphincter. The treatment can vary from a cutting seton to a setaon stitch. It can involve fistulotomy, colostomy, Endorectal advancement flap, LIFT (ligation of inter sphincteric fistula tract) procedure, and VAAFT Technique using a fistuloscope.
Avatar n tn Hello, A rectovaginal fistula is an abnormal connection between rectum and vagina. Treatment for a rectovaginal fistula depends on its cause, size, location and effect on surrounding tissues. Tretament options include wait and watch technique, medications like antibiotics if it is infected or surgery to close or repair the abnormal connection. Before an operation can be done, the skin and other tissue around the fistula must be healthy, with no signs of infection or inflammation.
Avatar n tn Hello, Rectovaginal fistula is abnormal connection between the rectum and the vagina. Treatment for a rectovaginal fistula depends on its cause, size, location and effect on surrounding tissues. Sometimes fistulas heal on their own, but most people need surgery to close or repair the abnormal connection. Whether treatment is needed in your case or not depends on the severity of the fistula for which you need to consult a surgeon.
Avatar m tn But yeah what I was told is that, it seems that my anal fistula is closed, so there is no way I can get an surgery or any treatment option since its closed, so he said my only option is to wait however long it is, 3 month, 6 month, 1 year or even 5 years and over, until it fully healed as I was told the inside haven't healed yet that why I can still feel the rock of how an anal fistula is suppose to feel like.
Avatar f tn Thanks for u r reply and if I take treatment for piles or fistula is it any effect to HIV testing result......
Avatar n tn My family MD referred me to a general surgeon to remove what turned out to be an anal fistula. Should I go to a Colon/Rectal Specialist rather than let a general surgeon who wants to operate? My second question is, has non surgical treatment been successful for this condition? Last question, at a minimum should I get a second opinion since the general surgeon only discussed surgery? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/229972'>Anal fistula</a>.
Avatar m tn The cut near the perineum has to be evaluated for any anal fistula. Fistula is an abnormal connection between two epithelium-lined organs(like the anal canal and outside skin in case of anal fistula) that normally do not connect. It presents as an open hole or a cut near the anus on examination and the patient has the symptoms of external opening, bleeding, swelling or pain. My sincere advice would be to consult a surgeon and getting yourself evaluated for anal fistula.
Avatar n tn Investigations like external examination, digital rectal examination, anoscopy, fistulography, endoanal ultrasound and MRI may be required to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment is mostly surgical but depends on the position of the fistula and which parts of the anal sphincter it crosses. I hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing. Warm regards.
5153051 tn?1364441441 I am a 28 year old female who has never been pregnant, but who has had a long battle with constipation. After having some real problems with constipation in early February, I have been diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse including a moderately large rectocele and enterocele seen during defecography. The enterocele actually causes the colon/rectum to collapse, obstructing complete defecation.
Avatar m tn Hi, You did not state which treatment failed. I had the same thing in June of 2010. I currently have a fistula between my prostate and rectum. The enterococcus was found after a urine sample that was taken after I conplained about symptoms of a UTI. My family doctor at the time prescribed me Cipro for several weeks. I assume that things cleared up. Just recently in the last week I have noticed problems again. I have the urgency to urinate even with an indwelling suprapubic catheter.
Avatar n tn I also have chrons and had 2 fistula. I did not know that the fistula would repair itself. I had surgery. One fistula was from the small intestine to the bladder and I had an infection. When the surgeon did the surgery he found another from the small intestine to the large intestine. I had the surgery a year ago last July and have done wonderful. Just make sure you check out and get the best lapo dr around. Mine did it by lap with hand assist and so far so good. Good luck.
398059 tn?1447945633 She had a access line put in her neck for 6 weeks after she had her fistula graft surgery. There is a numbing cream you can put on your arm when your fistula is ready to be used, wrap it in Saran wrap and that tends to help if you are nervous. That is a natural emotion to feel about the unknown. Just knowing that your body will get rid of the toxins building up is a good thing, but you will feel better. She feels 100% better after a treatment.
Avatar f tn Good question. The reason why the fistula probably isn't bothering right now is because as the infection grows and produces pus, it drains out of your fistula into your mouth. If the fistula ever closes though or gets plugged, then there is no escape for the pus and it'll swell inside your jaw and can cause a severe abscess or swelling, or it may attempt to leave through another space in your head which can be very dangerous.
Avatar f tn Urinary tract structural anomalies,urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal disorders , a fistula ( an anatomic connection between two hollow organs ) may be differentials.Any other associated symptoms like change in bowel movement or weight loss? Treatment and management of your husband's case will depend on the underlying cause of the condition. Surgical therapy may be possible if it shows any fistula and other obstructive or structural causes.
Avatar f tn Hi, I had a root canal redone on # 14 last Friday by endodontist who found a 4th canal that had never been seen before. I had been dealing with a fistula for the past 3 years. I had a small fistula appear on Sat. and disappear on Sun. I have had a slight headache since Sunday. I am now starting again with a small fistula, still have the slight headache and now have a low grade fever @ 100 degrees. Can the fever and headache be related to the root canal?
Avatar n tn It was fine for about 10 days but now feels painful and just the same as it did prior to the treatment. Will it be possible for the dentist to re-do the root canal treatment, and if this does not work are there any other options to try and save the tooth?
Avatar m tn Does anyone know what i will need to prepare myself for treatment wise? Im suffering every day.. Im also on forti sips for.nutrients as my iron levels are low, and have a vitimin deficiency. Any help would be very greatly appreciated, none of the laxatives or.anything are working..
Avatar m tn Judging by your description, it is most likely a fistula which is a tract that forms from the abscess of your infected tooth that escapes out to the gums. As long as the fistula in intact, your abscess can drain and slow down the spread of the abscess but if the fistula closes up, the abscess can spread rapidly through your face or neck area. I would recommend seeing a dentist and getting treatment started.
Avatar n tn Hello, Your symptoms are suggestive of fistula in ano or anal fistula. Fistula is an abnormal connection between two epithelium-lined organs(like the anal canal and outside skin in case of anal fistula) that normally do not connect. It presents as an open hole near the anus on examination and the patient has the symptoms of external opening, bleeding, swelling or pain. My sincere advice would be to consult a surgeon and getting yourself evaluated for anal fistula.
Avatar m tn Bleeding from umbilicus or navel or belly button could be due to fistula, boil, infection or in women due to endometriosis. Umbilical fistulas are narrow tubes connecting the outer skin with anything inside like intestine, mesentry etc. Boils in the umbilicus can also burst and release blood and pus. In rare cases it could be Meckel’s diverticulum. Do consult your doctor. A swab test of the sticky discharge should be done and culture and sensitivity tested to start appropriate treatment.
Avatar f tn So, my GI just told me to stop taking the Levaquin (antibiotic) I was taking for my anal fistula, because I called and told him of some of the bad side effects I was experiencing (dizziness, the runs, stomach upset, and bacterial vaginosis). He told me the next step would be to have the tract examine by the colorectal surgeon under anistegia(sp?), to see the extent of the tract and to see if there was any underlying infection or abscess left. (I had the abscess drained in FEb.