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Does a rectovaginal exam give you a funny feeling?

Does a rectovaginal exam give you a funny feeling?

Like a bowel movemen: A rectal exam often can make you feel like you need to have a bowel movement. If you have a large amount of stool in your rectum, often it can stimulate a bowel movement to happen a little later. ...Read more

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What do doctors look for when they do a rectovaginal exam?

What do doctors look for when they do a rectovaginal exam?

Back of the pelvis: A rectal exam checks the rectum and the back of the uterus and the ovaries. It is a normal part of the pelvic exam. It can detect a cancer just inside the rectum and masses deep in the pelvis which might be otherwise missed with just a vaginal exam. ...Read more

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Isn't a rectovaginal exam always a part of a pelvic exam?

Isn't a rectovaginal exam always a part of a pelvic exam?

No: More than a decade ago it was. But little is gained on rectal exam as part of a routine gyne visit. If there are rectal symptoms, then this is a different story. ...Read more

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Should your doctor do a rectovaginal exam when you go in for your pap, just to be thorough?

Should your doctor do a rectovaginal exam when you go in for your pap, just to be thorough?

Probably hot.: Unless symptoms and complaints of things like hemorrhoids or changes in bowel habits warrant it, this exam would probably not be done, and not with a pap, which is a swab of the cervix. This would have no connection/involvement with the rectum, unless by some possible abnormality. ...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?

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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Am I crazy to want to stay in all the time because of rectovaginal fistula?

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

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Best doctor for rectovaginal fistula?

A Urogynecologist: A urogynecologist if you can find one.Otherwise a gynecologisit. ...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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Is it safe to have a colonoscopy if you had rectovaginal fistula?

Is it safe to have a colonoscopy if you had rectovaginal fistula?

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

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Can IBS cause a rectovaginal fistula?

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