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Causes Of Rectovaginal Fistula
Could a fissure become infected and cause a rectovaginal fistula or could it be deep enough to cause one?
No: These conditions would be unrelated. An anal fissure is superficial and externally located on the skin. A recto-vaginal fistula is a deeper abnormality between these two structures, usually related to past trauma or injury (e.G, childbirth). Fissures often heal without surgery. Fistulas often need surgical repair. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
What would cause a rectovaginal fistula, not related to birth or ibd. I have one and don't know why? Please help. Worried I have cancer
Diverticulitis: Most commonly in your age group fistulas form due to childbirth and complications of it. It is possible however to get information to cause a fistula as well. That is your reference to ibd. You can also get inflammation due to infection such as diverticulitis. These are small out of pouching's on the colon which can become infected and create fistulas. ...Read more
What exactly is the risk of leaving a small rectovaginal fistula alone? Will surgical repair cause more complications w/thin septum from prior lar/tme?
Complex answer: Http://www. M.webmd. Com/women/tc/vaginal-fistula-topic-overview.Get a more detailed answer ›
Discharge, irritation: A rectovaginal fistula is an abnormal connection between the rectum and the vagina. This could cause discharge of stool from the vagina, as well as irritation and pain around the area. If you have a rectovaginal fistula, you should be evaluated by a physician who can help you. ...Read more
Should repair: Rectovaginal fistula can be repair easily by a surgeon. You should see a surgeon to get problems corrected. You should not stay in all the time just because of it. It is very simple to repair. ...Read more
Rectovaginal fistula: This is a complex problem where you have developed an abnormal connection between the rectum (or other part of the colon) and the vagina. Depending on the cause of the fistfuls would dictate best treatment options. For Example if this was from diverticulitis, surgery would be the best option but if this was from Cohn's then medications may heal this. I suggest discussing with a surgeon ...Read more
Yes: Yes. It is safe. All best!Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: If you have a rectovaginal fistula or have had one repaired there should be no problems with a colonoscopy. The colonoscope should pass right by the area without any problems. In rare instances, the fistula may be so large, the colonoscope can pass through this fistula. Even in this instance, a trained endoscopist should be able to manage this. A colorectal surgeon can repair this for you. ...Read more