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What is the best medicines avilable for anal fistula instead of surgery?

What the medicines most useful for anal fistula

anal fistula:

I'm so sorry to say but I think that surgery may be your only option.

Let me think this through. For reason/s unknown you developed a fistula (passage-way) that could be really any size in length and width. This fistula is continuing to get larger and is full of waste product that has no way out. Now, if you do nothing, the fistula can eventually reach the surface of your body. This is not good. You then have bodily excrement flowing out of another hole and this hole does not have a sphincter. In other words, no sphincter, no way to make it stop and go on demand. Seems to me, the longer in time that this fistula continues, the more infection it builds up. Well, you can take antibiotics but that only kills the infection while you're on the antibiotic.

If you elect to NOT have surgery:
a. this will adversely effect your socialization (your sex life)
b. this may cause you to think you have an odor (not good)
c. you may really have an odor
d. you will have to take an antibiotic until you die and this causes other problems, i.e., stomach upset, nausea, possible weight loss from the upset/nausea, some antibiotics can quickly cause diarrhea
e. your primary fistula left untreated may sprout other little fistulas. no one knows why these things do this or why they appear in some people and not in others.
f. your life will be nearly consumed with wondering if your bandage over the hole needs changed or is leaking.

If you elect to HAVE the surgery:
a. perhaps your doctor can give you a diet that will reduce the possibility of getting another fistula
b. you'll probably miss a few days of work
c. you will probably have to take an antibiotic while the wound is healing
d. you can go back to having a healthy sex-life!

Hope this helped.  (+ info)

Is anal fistula curable permanently with unani medicine ?

I have developed anal fistula and once a 2 months time i get pain for one day and then it vanishes. I went to doctor and he told me that it is fistula and can be cured only by surgery. He didn't gave any medicine and just interested in his Rs 500/- fee to see my anas.

So i am bit confused, so please guide me whether it is curable with antibiotic medicine or i have to go for real surgery.

WHATDA...HUH? Anal-whatzit? DUDE....I don't know, but I'd see about that as quickly as I could.....somebody stick a fist up your butt...?  (+ info)

What will i do for a persistent fistula and pus adjacent to the tooth that I have been doing root canal?

I already had had 10 visits for irrigating the canal.It is asymptomatic but only the gumboil is not regressing, it also sometimes seeps pus...I did formosresol, camphor, but to no avail!...Should I extract the tooth? or I s there possible way to cure it??/

OK, to begin with I'm totally surprised that in your discourse about the condition you describe you make no mention of being on or having been through a regimen of antibiotics. Given what you describe it's obvious you have an on going sever abscess infection. Allowing such a condition to go on for as long as you describe boggles my mind. Surely your Dentist has told you that such conditions slowly erodes away the bone structure, and that can reach a point where there is no other choice than extraction. Add the fact that such an ongoing condition puts your overall health at risk. After your stated "10" visits to your current dentist, it would appear to me that a hasty retreat form his practice would be required and you see another dentist who can and will provide the correct treatment "Immediately"..Do it ASAP. Good luck and I wish you well.  (+ info)

How does a fistula develop and what will heal it?

I'm hoping it's something other than surgery.

serialmom - As you probably know, a fistula is an abnormal passage that leads from an abscess or hollow organ or part to the body surface or from one hollow organ or part to another and that may be surgically created to permit passage of fluids or secretions I wish I could give you the answer you would want, but if it's an anal fistula you mean, then surgery is necessary to cure an anal fistula. Although fistula surgery is usually relatively straightforward, the potential for complication still exists and should be performed by a specialist in colon and rectal surgery. It may be performed at the same time as the abscess surgery, although fistulae often develop four to six weeks after an abscess is drained sometimes even months or years later. Fistula surgery usually involves cutting a small portion of the anal sphincter muscle to open the tunnel, joining the external and internal opening and converting the tunnel into a groove that will then heal from within. Most of the time, fistula surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis - or with a short hospital stay.  (+ info)

How common is it to aquire a femoral av fistula from a cardiac cath?

A few weeks after a cardiac cath I had swelling at the cath site and reported it to my dr. An ultrasound indicated a femoral av fistula. I was told this was an unfortunate complication and it would be checked on over the next couple of months. One month later...still swollen...still sore. Does anyone have information related to this "unfortunate" complication?

I don't have statistics for you, but this is a known complication.

Speaking very, very roughly, I'd guess that in the facility where I work, it occurs to fewer than one person out of a hundred. I realize that's no consolation when it happens to you.

In my experience, it usually doesn't require surgical repair. The monitoring you describe sounds more typical.

For what little it's worth, I'm sorry this happened to you.  (+ info)

I have a fistula contected to my belly button?

I was told that i have a fistula in my belly button, i am on medication right now for it. If that does not help i will have to have it removed, anyone ever had or seen anything like this before. It all started with puss and blood seeping out of my belly button....

Fistulas are more common in the anal area. They are harmless provided they do no infect. If you cannot control the infection you will have to have it removed surgically.  (+ info)

How do you know if you have fistula? What are the symptoms? Serious Answers Only?

What are some of the symptoms if you have a fistula? Is it possibly it is not a fistula when there is not pain when you pass feaces, and no blood yet you have clear sweet smelling discharge coming out?
If your female how can you know the signs if you have a fistula? Is it via discharge from the anus and vagina?

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There are a number of signs for that one. The ones I experienced was a sore spot in my gut right at my ileocecal valve, I was tired all the time, I didn't want to eat anything. Pretty much typical symptoms of Crohn's.

I'd know if it came from the female side because I'd have....execretions down there that I couldn't control. The sweet smelling discharge sounds like some kinda vaginal infection, something girly acting up. I could be wrong, though!  (+ info)

Can deep cleaning be done if there's a fistula/abcess? How many tooth can be deep cleaned for each treatment?

And how long is the interval required after each deep cleaning.

Will appreciate if anyone can answer my questions immediately. Thank you very much.

hi there chris usually if the dentist diagnosed you that you need a deep cleaning you usually at least go to a series of appointment in most cases they do it in a 2 visit program it just depends on how you tolerate the procedure. deep cleaning is basically a procedure wherein you you get numbed and do the supra and subgingival scaling so it will be at least more comfortable for you to tolerate the procedure. in dentristry term they called in scaling or root planing or subgingival currettage. usually they do it per quad like let say for example upper right and lower right. if you dont have any missing teeth usually per quad has eight teeth for an adult patient (including third molars) so per quad is usually 8 teeth.
in most usual cases its advisable for you to have a deep cleaning even if you have fistula so that way they can drain the abcess that you have, BUT if the dentist founds out that your abcess is periapical which means you have an abcess in the apex area of your tooth then the case is in it should be in your dentist discretion. that way they can determine exactly whats best for you. usually the procdure interval after you had your first appointment for deep cleaning is 1 week , it depends how you tolerate the procedure and again it depends upon what your dentist says  (+ info)

My father has a colocutaneous fistula with a diagnosis of?

bladder cancer.Doctors have told us there is nothing they can do for him.Could we send his medical records to other doctors and ask theor opinion?

He can do what ever he wants with his records. They are his.
If someone tells you there is nothing more they can do, then, yes, get another opinion. Definitely.  (+ info)

Have you ever had surgery for an anal fistula?

How long is the recovery time? I was just diagnosed today. Thank you.

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