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Causes Of Vaginal Fistula
Trauma: The most common cause would be from traumatic child birth but it can also happen from other vaginal or anal trauma or from some inflammatory bowel conditions. It is treated surgically by removing it and re closing the tissue around it. If not repaired you are at increased risk of vaginal infections. ...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
Hemoglobin test in urine came out positive. Should I be concerned? I do have Crohn's Disease that causes vaginal fistulas, but it is not active.
Yes: Assuming you have true hemoglobinuria. You should see a doctor to determine the true cause of hemoglobin in urine. Blood transfusion and stenous excercise can cause transient hemoglobin in urine. Hemolysis,PNH, or infection (malaria),or kidney disease, or tumor can also cause hemoglobin in urine. In addition, high level hemoglobin in kidney itself can also damage kidney. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can hot flashes radiate down legs causing numbness /tingling.? Thought vaginal/urinary fistula at one point. Had divinci hyster 1 yr ago . One ovary
Interesting: Hormonally-related hot flashes are unlikely to radiate down anatomic pathways as opposed to being regional. Hot shooting pains are typically neurological. Pelvic scarring from hysterectomy could cause scarring in both pelvic plexi--or you might have other intrapelvic problems. Also you could problem in lower spinal canal. See gynecologist and neurologist. ...Read more
Divinci hyster yr ago. Adenymosis found . 1 ovary left. Tingling & numbess legs. Dr thought uro/ vaginal fistula at 1 point. Causes leg discomfort ?
Location: Poor blood flow and tissue healing.Get a more detailed answer ›
A fistula is a track: Fistula is a track between the vagina and another organ or to another surface. To treat a fistula one has to know where the track connects to. If the track is between the vagina and the rectum one needs to know how the track originated-after a delivery or surgery or inflammatory process such as crohns disease. ...Read more
Options: Depending on the cause of the fistula, additional diagnoses, age and health of the patient your surgeon will discuss the options. Have friends and family with you to help with this discussion. Usually diagnostic tests colonoscopy, ct scan of abdomen and pelvis are done before final surgical planning. ...Read more
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