Fistula in Texas

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A fistula is an irregular connection between two hollow bodily organs. This condition can result from a disease, injury, or inflammation due to surgeries. Multiple types of fistulae can form around a person's body. They're generally identified as one of four variations:

  • Extraintestinal: a connection among a portion of the intestine to another bodily organ
  • Intestinal: a connection between two different sections of the intestine
  • Complex: multiple connections affecting more than one organ
  • External: a connection between the part of the gastrointestinal tract to the skin

Fistulae in gastrointestinal organs can affect a patient's health in various ways. If you or a loved one need treatment for a fistula, our Texas providers are able to assist. Arrange for a consultation with a digestive health specialist at a Texas Digestive Disease Consultants location near you to get specialized care for a fistula.

Several factors can cause the formation of a fistula, depending on the variation and location. In general, the common causes of fistulae are:

  • Infection
  • Injury
  • Having a fistula at birth
  • Certain diseases (such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Complications from surgery

To hear more about fistulae, request an appointment with one of our caring GI specialists in Texas. Our staff looks forward to discussing this concern and helping you identify the ideal treatment option.

Signs and symptoms of fistulae vary substantially according to the kind of fistula that has formed and how severe it has become. Some of the common signs and symptoms of fistulae associated with the gastrointestinal system may include:

  • Dehydration
  • High heart rate
  • Undernourishment
  • Vomiting
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Diarrhea

The treatment protocol depends on the location and severity of a fistula. In some individuals, fistulae will close on their own without the need for care. In some individuals, fistulae are treated with a surgical procedure or medication. Consult your gastroenterologist at Texas Digestive Disease Consultants to discuss the appropriate treatment approach for your situation.

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At Texas Digestive Disease Consultants, our compassionate gastrointestinal specialists are proud to provide quality care to each patient. If you need care for a fistula in Texas, request a visit with a member of our team. We will work with you to understand your health concerns and treat them appropriately.

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