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Fistula And Its Treatment!

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Dr. Radhika A (Md) 89% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi  •  13 years experience
Fistula And Its Treatment!

What is Fistula?

A fistula is an abnormal tunnel or tract that connects one surface in the body to another. Fistulas are two types: anal fistula and rectovaginal fistula. 

Symptoms of Fistula-

Causes of Fistula-

  • Bacterial infections
  • Damage to surrounding intramuscular tissue
  • Cancer of the rectum
  • Crohn’s disease 

Risk factors of Fistula-

  • Sex: male
  • Crohn’s disease 

Complications of Fistula-

  • Severe Infection
  • Anal Sphincter muscle damage 

Diagnosis of Fistula-

Doctor will ask about symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical exam. Doctor may need to examine the rectum by a gloved finger to determine the presence of a deeper abscess or swelling.

Precautions & Prevention of Fistula-

Establish normal eating habits
Timely treatment of anal sinus and anal papillitis
Control constipation and diarrhea

Treatment of Fistula

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Fistula
  • Acupuncture Treatment of Fistula
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Fistula
  • Surgical Treatment of Fistula
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Fistula
  • Other Treatment of Fistula


Treatment of Fistula-

Homeopathic Treatment of Fistula-

The homeopathic medicines first work to control the infection in the area thereby preventing attacks of the abscess formation. Homeopathy is popular in curing fistula. Some of the homeopathic remedies for fistula are:

  • Aur M
  • Calc P
  • Silicea
  • Nit Ac
  • Berb
  • Sil 

Acupuncture Treatment of Fistula-

Acupuncture therapy is very helpful for decrease the Swelling and tenderness Acupuncture has become a common therapeutic procedure for pain control worldwide. 

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Fistula-

Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy can relieve stress and anxiety. Sessions are normally hourly, each week or fortnight. 

Surgical Treatment of Fistula-

The surgical procedure involves getting rid of the fistula tract and sewing together the surrounding healthy tissue to close the opening. A tissue graft from a nearby part of the body may be needed. liquid diet for several days before the surgery may be necessary. Right before the surgery, the patient will also get an enema. 

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Fistula-

  • A high-fiber diet
  • Eat plenty of light, vitamin-rich foods
  • Eat fresh vegetables and fruits 

Other Treatment of Fistula-

Yoga therapy offers another effective way for treatment fistula. Magnetic therapy is another effective way used regularly in the treatment fistula. 

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