A 43-year-old female asked:

Hello, i recently watched the episode on the doctors about rectovaginal fistula. i have been suffering with this for three years. i have had five surgeries and no success. the last doctor suggested a colostomy bag. i am 43 and i do not want to do that. my

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Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Difficult problem: Fistulas can be caused by birth trauma, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease or anal rectal abscess. They are treated very differently depending on the cause. I suggest you seek out an experienced colo rectal surgeon for evaluation
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