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Are Some Women More Prone To Getting Vesicovaginal Fistula
A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more
My sister says she has vesicovaginal fistula. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?
Usually not: A fistula is an abnormal connection between 2 organs. A vesicovaginal fistula is a connection between the bladder and vagina. There is usually no pain and the symptom is uncontrollable leakage of urine; some patients are even unaware that the origin is from the vagina. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No reason: Vesicovaginal fistula wordwide is common, usually as result of birthtrauma, but cause in most developed countries is complication of gyn surgery. It won't kill you but symptoms of continually leaking urine and recurrent utis are very unpleasant thus surgical repair is advisable. Some can die in africa from massive sepsis. Surgery can be quite complex so best to find an experienced pelvic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery: When a vesicovaginal fistula has developed, usually after delivery, surgery or radiotherapy, surgery is the treatment. Depending on the exact condition and size, your gynecologist may correct this, or they may need assistance from a urogynecologist or urologist. The most difficult cases are after radiotherapy for pelvic cancers, as these tissues can be slow to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vesicovaginal fistula cramps. I've bee n diagnosed with vesicovaginal fistula but have no urine leaking, just pelvic cramps. I had a hysterecyears ag.
My girlfriend had a CT scan that revealed a "small vesicovaginal fistula". Should a urologist perform the repair surgery or a gynecologist?
Urogynecologists: You would want to talk to someone who specializes in urogynecology, which can be either a gynecologist or a urologist. Both will have done further fellowship training in issues specifically related to fistulas like your girlfriend has. I think more obgyns are going into this area, at least where i am, but look at what is available in your area. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See below: A tracheo-esophageal fistula is an abnormal pathway between the trachea (windpipe) and the esophagus (tube that connects the throat with the stomach). It may be present at birth as a congenital defect or may be acquired as when an esophageal cancer extends into the trachea. If the fistula is patent (open) food can pass through it into the trachea & lungs, causing an aspiration pneumonia. ...Read more
Electrolyte solution: Fistulas to the skin may be high output, and cause significant fluid losses. Check with your doctor, as it depends on the location of the fistula. Electrolyte solutions (pedialyte, sports drinks) are often a way to prevent dehydration. There are also medications to slow down the output from fistulas and increase the amount of fluid your body absorbs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Anal fistulas can be caussed from the cysts forming abscesses. May be assocaited with various bowel diseases such as crohn's colitis or diverticulitis. Other causes - rectal/anal trauma, suppressed immune system from a variety of conditions, infections, std's, and even cancer. See you doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more
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