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causes of rectovaginal fistula

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Several!: Trauma can do it, from childbirth, straining when constipated, injury, infections like Crohn's disease, and other causes. Please see your doc and get ... Read More

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Giovanni Marciano
30 years experience Family Medicine
Fistula: Yes.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: These conditions would be unrelated. An anal fissure is superficial and externally located on the skin. A recto-vaginal fistula is a deeper abnormalit ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See a specialist: Someone with a lot of experience with fistula repair, as they can be difficult. But leaving it alone can cause recurrent infections from stool getting ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Should not; see doc: Ibs is a functional disorder--means the organs (stomach/intestine) are not sick..They just don't work properly and so they cause your misery--bloating ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
9 years experience General Surgery
Diverticulitis: Most commonly in your age group fistulas form due to childbirth and complications of it. It is possible however to get information to cause a fistula ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
Many reasons : Most common is diverticulitis or cancer. Cancer can b easily diagnosed with colonoscopy and direct vaginal exam. Ur gyn doc and general surgeon can gi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: but something usually causes the RV fistula, trauma, surgery, vaginal birth. More likely related to antibiotics and possible hormone/pH changes in th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Discharge,irritation: A rectovaginal fistula is an abnormal connection between the rectum and the vagina. This could cause discharge of stool from the vagina, as well as ir ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
Should repair: Rectovaginal fistula can be repair easily by a surgeon.You should see a surgeon to get problems corrected. You should not stay in all the time just ... Read More
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