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Doctor insights on: Colovesical Fistula Causes

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How do doctors treat a colovesical fistula?

How do doctors treat a colovesical fistula?

Colon resection: Colovesicle fistula is usually secondary to diverticulitis with perforation into the bladder. A colonoscopy will see any colon abnormalities pre op. ...Read more

Fistula (Definition)

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


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Can chronic pancreatitis cause rectal fistulas?

Can chronic pancreatitis cause rectal fistulas?

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

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Can you please tell me what causes an anal fistula?

Can you please tell me what causes an anal fistula?

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

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Can chronic fissures cause fistula how can I avoid that?

Can chronic fissures cause fistula how can I avoid that?

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

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What is anus fistula and what are its causes?

Tract: A fistula involving the anus or rectum is a pathologic communication, tract or conduit between two anatomic structures or organs caused by infection or inflammation. The tract can drain pus if it leads to an abscess. Crohn's disease is a common cause of ano-rectal fistulae. ...Read more

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What is an enteroenteric fistula? What causes it?

What is an enteroenteric fistula? What causes it?

Fistula: Entero-enteric fistula is an abnormal communication between two loops of bowel. Usually caused by diseases such as Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, cancer, etc. I hope this helps. All best! ...Read more

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How can fistulas (urinary) cause involuntary urine loss?

How can fistulas (urinary) cause involuntary urine loss?

Escape: Body fluids, including urine, just follows the path of least resistance. If the fistula connection provides an easier way to escape than the "normal" route, then involuntary urine loss will follow. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Depends on the objec: Much depends on the object. Chronic abrasive forces could induce granulation around the structure as it erodes through the abdominal wall. My grandfather swallowed a toothpick which then perforated his small intestine into his splenic artery ...Read more

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Why did palpating the rectovaginal wall during the digital rectal exam to diagnose a fistula cause me sharp short-lived pain? Is it common in females?

No.: Not at all common. Just embarrassing and uncomfortable, but not painful with KY lubricant use. Better return to the doctor and discuss it. Perhaps there is a painful lesion there to make a fistula a possibility which causes pain? ...Read more

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What are the causes of a fistula between vagina and rectum?

What are the causes of a fistula between vagina and rectum?

Could be from an: Infection, malignancy, radiation, crohn's, or traumatic. It requires a detailed history and physical including your obstetric history as well. You need to see a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Could a coronary fistula causes low BP in a hypertensive person?

Could a coronary fistula causes low BP in a hypertensive person?

Fistula: Don't know of a reason that a coronary fistula would cause a drop in BP if the BP was normal or elevated in the past. Consult your doc to see if there are other reasons. ...Read more

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Can a knife wound cause gastrointestinal fistula?

Can a knife wound cause gastrointestinal fistula?

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

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What can cause a fistula between vagina and rectum?

What can cause a fistula between vagina and rectum?

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

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Can IBS cause rectovaginal fistulas. What should I do?

No: Ibs is physiologic not pathologic. However, I am assuming that is the correct diagnosis: ie both the ibs and the r-v fistula. See a colorectal surgeon for confirmation and options for treatment. ...Read more

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Could a hard fall cause an anorectal abscess and anal fistula?

Yes: Trauma is a known and common cause of infections resulting in abscess and fistula. Consult with a surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can doing a deadlift of 315 pounds cause a perylymph fistula in ear? Is that rare?

Can doing a deadlift of 315 pounds cause a perylymph fistula in ear? Is that rare?

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

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What can cause a vaginal anal fistula? How is it treated and is it harmful to leave untreated?

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

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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

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Can IBS cause a rectovaginal fistula?

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

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Can anal abscess fistula cause dizziness and or vertigo? Thanks in advance

Can anal abscess fistula cause dizziness and or vertigo? Thanks in advance

Probably Not: If you are taking medications for the anal fistula then they may be causing symptoms. Inner ear problems often cause vertigo.
Check with your treating doctor for an exam if it continues. ...Read more

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Can a small intestine fistula cause chest pain?

Can a small intestine fistula cause chest pain?

Maybe.: 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.
Dr. M ...Read more

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Can av fistulas in the brain cause menstral problems in women?

Can av fistulas in the brain cause menstral problems in women?

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

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Can gastrointestinal fistula cause complications for my pregnancy?

Can gastrointestinal fistula cause complications for my pregnancy?

Maybe: If it extends into the vagina you will require a c section. ...Read more

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What are other causes for a rectovaginal fistula. Not caused by child birth or ibd?

What are other causes for a rectovaginal fistula. Not caused by child birth or ibd?

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

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Is there a cosmetic procedure to remove the bumps on the arm caused by a dialysis fistula?

Is there a cosmetic procedure to remove the bumps on the arm caused by a dialysis fistula?

Depends on cause: Bumps must be looked at to determine their nature. Cannot answer without seeing and palpating the sites. ...Read more