A 39-year-old member asked:

Can ibs cause rectovaginal fistulas. what should i do?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 44 years experience
No: Ibs is physiologic not pathologic. However, I am assuming that is the correct diagnosis: ie both the ibs and the r-v fistula. See a colorectal surgeon for confirmation and options for treatment.
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A 38-year-old female asked:

Can IBS cause a rectovaginal fistula?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 25 years experience
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, cramping, nausea/flatulence etc.... Fistula often forms due to diseased organs that are closed to each other--as rectum and vagina, forming rectovaginal fistula--crohn's disease is a famous one for this condition. Consult doc. Good luck.
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