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A 28-year-old female asked:

what are symptoms of a vaginal fistula ?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Depends: On where the fistula originates but if it is from the rectum/colon, will have feculant discharge from the vagina, may pass gas thru the vagina, frequent enteric vaginal bacterial infections. A thorough office exam should be able to confirm the diagnosis.

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What is the treatment for a vaginal fistula?

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Fistula: Only answer is surgery.
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A 54-year-old female asked:

I was recently diagnosed with a vaginal fistula. Is it advisable for me to hv intercourse or use our hm hot tub?

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Fistula: vaginal fistula with connection to rectum increase risk of recurrent infections , since sex can be traumatic ,it can also contribute to recurrent infections, hot tub bath should not be a problem, May need to talk Gyn/Surgeon about closing/repairing the fistula
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Dr. Amod Tootla
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A fistula is a track: Fistula is a track between the vagina and another organ or to another surface. To treat a fistula one has to know where the track connects to. If the track is between the vagina and the rectum one needs to know how the track originated-after a delivery or surgery or inflammatory process such as crohns disease.

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