Fistula Treatment in Kissimmee, FL, and Orlando, FL
According to WHO Obstetric fistula affects between 50 000 and 100 000 women annually throughout the world. Fistulas can be a life-threatening complication that occurs often in women after childbirth. At Advanced Gastroenterology Vinay Katukuri, MD board certified provides effective fistula treatment. This is why it is crucial you continue to get a check-up after birth to ensure your body is healing normally and at a healthy rate. If you are noticing signs or symptoms in relation to fistula, contact our clinic today and schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations in Kissimmee FL, and Orlando FL.
Table of Content:
What is the best treatment for fistula?
What is the main cause of fistula?
What is an anal fistula?
What causes an anal fistula?
What are the symptoms of an anal fistula?
Fistula is a common complication of childbirth in developing countries. It is defined as an abnormal communication between a body part and the surrounding tissue or an adjacent body part. Fistula can occur in any part of the body, but is most common in the intestines, colon, skin, and urethra. Fistula may also occur in the eyes, ears, nose and mouth. Severe cases of fistula can lead to death if not treated.
Doctors have several treatment options for fistula when treating this condition is possible.
Fistula is a life-threatening condition. Most cases of fistula are extremely severe and require immediate medical attention. Patients may experience severe pain, bleeding, obstruction, and fever as a result of fistula. A fistula’s presence may also lead to blood poisoning, shock, and death if not treated properly. Doctors must take care to prevent these complications by applying pressure to the affected area and restricting movement immediately following an injury. It can take a long time to treat a patient with fistula; they often require extensive care and monitoring. After initial treatment, continuing care is required if the condition has not improved.
Fistula is a serious complication that affects women after childbirth. It happens when the body’s own tissue starts to grow outside of its original location. Women who experience fistula often have other health issues such as urinary or fecal incontinence, venous insufficiency, and partial or complete destruction of the urogenital system.
Urgent medical attention is required when detecting fistula to avoid further complications.
Most women have bladder or bowel incontinence because of the high risk of fistula occurring during childbirth. Incontinence occurs when the organ no longer functions properly due to excessive pressure on it. For example, if a woman has fistula in her bladder, she may experience urine leaks while asleep or while standing. Fistula also causes fecal emissions since the organ no longer functions properly inside the body.
Other complication that occurs more often in women with fistula include hyper-extension, impaction and a loss of sensation in the affected part of the body.
An anal fistula is a small tunnel that develops between the end of the intestine and the skin near the anus (where stool leaves the body). They are usually the result of an infection near the anus causing pus to collect in nearby tissues (abscesses). A small tube may remain as the pus drains.
Anal fistulas can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as discomfort and skin irritation, and usually don’t get better on their own.
Symptoms of an anal fistula include:
– Skin irritation around the anus
– Constant, throbbing pain that may be worse when you sit, move, have a bowel movement, or cough
– Smell near the anus
– Leaking pus or blood during bowel movements
– If you also have an abscess, swelling and redness around the anus, and a high temperature
– In some cases, difficulty controlling bowel movements (fecal incontinence).
– The end of the fistula may be a hole in the skin near the anus, but it may be difficult to see yourself.
Anal fistulas are a serious medical condition that often results from anal penetration by non-sexual stimuli, or due to childbirth being extremely severe.
Typically, anal fistulas occur when someone is a child, but can occur later on. They can be quite difficult to treat, but medical professionals are working hard to do so.
When an area experiences constant pressure, it can stretch and create tears or holes in the skin. This is known as a fistula. An anal fistula is a hole in the anus caused by pressure from objects or fecal matter. These can be painful and limited, but they do not usually lead to death. If you have an anal fistula, you should consult a doctor and avoid activities that might cause further damage to the anus.
Doctors can also create anal fistulas by puncturing the area too quickly. Once an anal fistula forms, treating it can be quite difficult since the area is damaged and prone to tears.
The signs and symptoms of an anal fistula include:
– Recurrent anal abscesses
– Pain and inflammation around the anus
– Bloody or putrid-smelling drainage (pus) from an introduction around the anus.
– The pain may decline after the fistula drains.
– Touchiness of the skin around the anus from drainage
– Pain with bowel movements
– Fever, chills and a general feeling of exhaustion
You should see your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms.
We have convenient locations in Kissimmee FL, and Orlando FL. We serve patients from Kissimmee FL, Orlando FL, Meadow Woods FL, Celebration FL, Hunters Creek FL, St. Buenaventura Lakes FL, Williamsburg FL, Cloud FL, and surrounding areas.
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