Fistula in Lubbock, TX

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Fistula is the term for an abnormal tunnel between two hollow organs in the body. Fistulae can form from an injury, disease, or inflammation or may be surgically induced for medicinal purposes. Many different types of fistulae can form within your body that are generally diagnosed as one of four classifications:

  • External: a connection between a portion of the gastrointestinal tract to the skin
  • Extraintestinal: a connection between an area of the intestine to another bodily organ
  • Intestinal: a connection between two different portions of the intestine
  • Complex: affecting more than one organ (multiple connections)

Fistulae that arise in GI organs can affect your health in numerous ways. If you or a loved one need treatment for a fistula, our Lubbock, TX providers are able to assist. Request an appointment with a GI physician at our Lubbock Digestive Disease Associates location in your community to find proper care for a fistula.

The type of fistula you develop may depend on where it formed and what caused it. Fistulae can develop as a result of many different factors or conditions, including (most commonly):

  • Having a fistula at birth
  • Certain diseases (such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Infection
  • Trauma
  • Complication from a surgical procedure

To learn more about fistulae or their causes, request a consultation with one of our caring gastroenterologists in Lubbock, TX. Our team looks forward to helping you understand this health concern and guiding you through your care.

The type of symptoms you experience because of a fistula may differ considerably according to the category of the fistula and its severity.  Some of the more common signs and symptoms of fistulae impacting the GI system often include:

  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Elevated pulse rate
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Pain or discomfort

After performing an examination, your gastroenterologist will recommend a treatment approach based on your fistula's location and degree of severity. In some instances, fistulae heal on their own with no need for professional care. In other instances, fistulae are treated with medication or surgery. Speak with your gastroenterology provider at Lubbock Digestive Disease Associates to choose the optimal treatment method for your health and wellness.

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The skilled gastrointestinal specialists at Lubbock Digestive Disease Associates take pride in helping the community with high-quality treatments for GI disorders. If you believe you need assistance for a fistula in Lubbock, TX, please request a consultation with one of our providers. We will take time to learn about your GI concerns and treat them appropriately.

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