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A 48-year-old female asked:

When i am constipation i sometimes get a strong urine smell coming from my vaginal are. is it because my bowels are presses against my bladder?

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Dr. Brian Nichol
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
Fistula: Your symptoms suggest the possibility of a vaginal fistula (opening which connects) to the urethra or bladder. When bearing down to pass a stool, the increased abdominal pressure may force urine through the fistula and into the vagina. A gynecologist or urologist can diagnose and treat you.
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