Fistula Treatment

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two parts of the body. Fistula can be of three type anal fistula, obstetric fistula or arteriovenous fistula.

Anal fistula or anal abscess is a pus filled cavity near the anus or rectum. This mainly occurs due to acute infection in the internal glands of the anus. Ano-rectal pain, swelling, perianal cellulitis and fever are among the common symptoms. Drainage in the form of pus, rectal bleeding and/or painful urination may occur simultaneously.

Obstetric fistula, also called rectovaginal fistula, is a hole between vagina and rectum caused by prolonged obstructed labor. Other causes are Crohn’s disease, radiation treatment and/or surgery in the pelvic area. Women suffer incontinence of urine or feces or both. There is an accompanying pain involved. Other symptoms include foul smelling vaginal discharge and recurrent urinary tract infections.

Arteriovenous fistula is an abnormal connection between an artery and vein. Blood normally flows from arteries to veins through capillaries. In this condition, the capillaries are bypassed leaving them starved of blood supply. This condition typically occurs in legs, but can also manifest anywhere in the body. If left untreated, this can lead to serious complications like blood clots and consequently heart failure.

Common causes of arteriovenous fistula include cardiac catheterization, injuries, surgical procedures, genetic predisposition.

To avoid surgery and other complicated treatment, homeopathy is an effective alternative medicine for fistula. It provides holistic treatment by treating the root cause of the condition rather than just giving symptomatic relief. Book an appointment with Positive Homeopathy for effective fistula treatment.

If Ignored

If the treatment is not done, the pus inside the fistula can spread further leading to formation of multiple tracts and several opening in the skin around the anus. This makes the fistula more complex and further difficult to treat. Therefore, Anal Fistula should always be treated by an expert Colo-Rectal Surgeon who has special interest in dealing with Anal Fistulas. There is a risk, though low, of cancer formation in the long standing Anal Fistulas. Therefore, Fistulas should always be treated at the earliest.

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Frequently Asked Qustions

What is a fistula?

A fistula is a hole. An obstetric fistula of the kind that occurs in many developing countries is a hole between a woman’s vagina and one or more of her internal organs. This hole develops over many days of obstructed labor, when the pressure of the baby’s head against the mother’s pelvis cuts off blood supply to delicate tissues in the region. The dead tissue falls away and the woman is left with a hole between her vagina and her bladder (called a vesicovaginal fistula or VVF) and sometimes between her vagina and rectum (rectovaginal fistula, RVF).

Can fistula be “cured”?

Yes. An obstetric fistula can be closed with intravaginal surgery. If her surgery is performed by a skilled surgeon, a fistula patient has a good chance of returning to a normal life with full control of her bodily functions.