Urethrovaginal fistula is an abnormal condition in which an unwanted connection between the urethra and the vagina develops. This urethra carries urine from the bladder to release outside the body, the connection built between the urethra and vagina causes leakage of urine from the bladder into the vagina. This condition can cause an increased risk of infections among women. Various factors are responsible for the occurrence of Urethrovaginal fistula disease. The possible causes, symptoms and treatment options are detailed in this article along with the ayurvedic management of the disease.
Urethrovaginal fistula is a condition seen in women in which an unwanted connection is formed between the urethra and the vagina. This kind of abnormal connection leads to many abnormal health symptoms such as leakage of urine into the vagina, infection in and around the vaginal area, pain in the vaginal route, foul-smelling urinary discharge, and swelling of the vaginal area. Urethrovaginal fistula can occur because of many reasons that mainly include- any surgery of the vaginal tract or nearby region, infections, any trauma, etc. While the commonest cause of the occurrence of urethrovaginal fistula in women is an obstetric injury during childbirth.
The symptoms and severity on which the treatment is decided can vary depending on the size and site of the abnormal connection. In a few women, this condition is present as asymptomatic, but in most cases, it appears to be more infectious. Overall, the Urethrovaginal fistula condition can negatively impact a person’s life and hamper one’s quality of life. Ignored and untreated cases may lead to severe complications that include- urinary tract infections and kidney damage.
In Ayurveda, urethrovaginal fistula is considered a Vata disorder. Vata dosha governs bodily movements, like- the flow of fluids in the body. Aggravated Vata dosha can lead to multiple health issues, including urinary disorders. The cause of Vata dosha imbalance depends on the diet and lifestyle you follow. Ayurvedic treatment for Urethrovaginal fistula includes herbal remedies, dietary modifications, lifestyle changes, and panchakarma therapies in some cases.
The goal of ayurvedic treatment is always to balance the vitiated doshas, similarly in this condition vata dosha is pacified along with strengthening the urinary system to promote healing of the fistula.
Urethrovaginal fistulas can be caused by a variety of factors, including
- Obstetric injury during childbirth
- Surgery on the pelvic area or urinary tract
- Radiation therapy for cancer treatment
- External Trauma to the pelvic region
- Infection in the urinary tract
- Swelling in the urinary region
The common symptoms of urethrovaginal fistula are
- Incontinence (involuntary leakage of urine)
- Foul-smelling urine
- Pain or discomfort during urination
- Irritation in the vaginal area due to infection
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
The diagnosis of urethrovaginal fistula typically involves
- Physical examination
- Medical history of any injury or surgery
- Pelvic examination
Additional diagnostic tests include
- Voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Treatment for urethrovaginal fistula involves
Surgical repair of the abnormal connection.
Herbal Remedies for Urethrovaginal Fistula
Planet Ayurveda is an Indian Ayurvedic pharmaceutical company that treats patients with its manufactured herbal medicines and products. Planet Ayurveda manufactures a wide range of natural herbal healthcare supplements. The preparations are in the form of capsules, tablets, powders, and syrups, and are recommended accordingly by the talented doctors of the company. All the medicines prepared are checked for their high-efficiency rate and are deprived of any sort of toxic chemicals, and preservatives that are harmful to a living being. Ayurvedic medicines recommended by Planet Ayurveda for the management of Urethrovaginal fistula are
- Kaishore Guggul
- Neem Capsules
- Ashwagandha Capsules
- Tribulus Power capsule
- Boswellia Curcumin Capsules
1. Kaishore Guggul
Kaishore Guggul is a pure ayurvedic formulation of Planet Ayurveda that contains standardized extracts of herbs- Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), etc. It is ideally used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, etc. These potent ayurvedic tablets will tend to reduce inflammation by balancing the doshas in the body, which will ultimately promote adequate healing of the fistula.
Dosage- Take 2 tablets twice daily.
2. Neem Capsules
Neem capsules may have some benefits for people with urethrovaginal fistula. Neem (Azadirachta indica) has multiple medicinal properties including antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. These herbal capsules will help to prevent infection by reducing swelling. They will also help by supporting the immune system, which can promote quick healing.
Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily.
3. Ashwagandha Capsules
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an adaptogenic herb commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine to promote health and wellness. Ashwagandha capsules may have several potential benefits for people with urethrovaginal fistula. These capsules will reduce the overall inflammation at the site of abnormal connection and will promote adequate healing.
Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily.
4. Tribulus Power capsule
Tribulus (Tribulus terrestris) is an herb commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine for its potential health benefits, including improving reproductive and urinary system function. The Tribulus power capsule of Planet Ayurveda has several potential benefits which will help to reduce inflammation and promote healthy urinary system function in people suffering from Urethrovaginal fistula.
Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice a day.
5. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules
Boswellia (Boswellia serrata) herb has the potential to reduce inflammation in the body that can be beneficial in treating fistula. It works wonderfully in reducing the abnormal symptoms associated with urethrovaginal fistula. The second combination herb of these capsules is- Curcumin (Curcuma longa), which has potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immunomodulatory effects. Both these herbs together will promote healing in the Urethrovaginal fistula condition.
Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily.
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Early diagnosis and treatment of this condition can be helpful in immediate management and preventing complications. Ayurvedic medicines are used very effectively by Ayurvedic healthcare professionals in managing the abnormal symptoms of this condition to a great extent. Proper treatment includes various methods such as diet management, lifestyle modification, and special therapies, in Ayurveda. These therapies are indicated individually according to the symptoms, severity, and site of the condition. For more information contact us at www.planetayurveda.com