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Colovesical Fistula Causes
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
Perhaps: If one had significant pancreatic insufficiency and that they had chronic diarrhea, then perhaps one could develop rectal fistulas in the right scenario. This would be rare and an exception. Otherwise, the pancreas is far from the rectum and cannot be associated with this condition. I would defer to my GI and colo-rectal and general surgery colleagues for their opinions. ...Read more
Infected anal gland: The most common cause if an infected gland near the anus typically due to obstruction of the gland. Thus results in a small abscess. The abscess needs to drain to prevent you from becoming sick. It does this by finding a path to release to release the puss. The pathway is typically to the adjacent skin near the anus. In rare circumstance fistulas can be the result of Crohnes or cancer. ...Read more
Risk increases: With chronic fissures, you would be more at risk to develop a possible fistula than a person without chronic fissures. Get the fissure treated and controlled, and your risk would decrease of any possible fistula formation. Other than that, there is not much else you can do. Be well, best wishes. ...Read more
Have air bubbles coming out of uretha been tested for fistula do not have what else can cause these bubbles?
Still maybe fistula: A fistula between the bladder and the intestines can be open intermittently, therefore tests such as cystogram, barium enema, and even cystoscopy and colonoscopy may not see the fistula. Best to the repeat the tests if the symptoms continue, may even consider surgery without definitive diagnosis if the problem is bad enough. Hope this helps! ...Read more
How does foreign body cause aortoenteric fistula? FB needs to cause infection first? Would this infection persist & not go away? Even if FB is blunt?
Yes: A knife wound to the abdomen is likely to cause a puncture to the intestines. When this happens the contents of the bowel can leak into the abdominal cavity. This requires immediate surgery to close the hole and wash out the contaminated abdomen. If there are many penetrating wounds or a delay in closure this can result in formation of a fistula-abnormal connection to the skin or other organ. ...Read more
Fistula: Fistulas are abnormal connections between to organs. Common causes of fistulas to the rectum are diverticulitis, history of a perirectal abscess that drains into the vagina, trauma, post-partum complication and tumors. The symptoms would be having fecal material drain from the vagina. These almost always require surgery to correct. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, in an individual who is predisposed. I am assuming your having symptoms? Vertigo? Ringing? Decreased hearing? Were you diagnosed with this? ...Read more
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
Tracheo-oesophageal fistula and oesophageal atresia. Read about them but still not sure of causes?
Unknown: Cause of esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal atresia is unknown. ...Read more
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
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 ›
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
Hi, Thank you for your question.
I wouldn't sit around asking this question if you have chest pain. Are you having heavy pressure in your chest? Hard time breathing? Sweating? If anything like this then you should go to the ED please.
Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions.
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Not usually.: Dural av fistulas should not cause menstrual problems directly. Knowing that one has a fistula may cause a feeling of anxiety and stress, which may indirectly affect the menstrual cycle. Also, there is some suggestion that hormonal problems could play a role in dural fistulas, which could suggest that the menstrual imbalance may have contributed to developing a fistula. ...Read more
Maybe: If it extends into the vagina you will require a c section. ...Read more
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
Depends on cause: Bumps must be looked at to determine their nature. Cannot answer without seeing and palpating the sites. ...Read more
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