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Lymphatic Fistula To Vagina
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
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
Hi, I have a problem with fistulas, the last being on the outer layer of the vagina, I recently started having unbearable pains on the opp side?
When I walk around and sit down or lay down, my vagina lets out small air that doesn't make loud noice. Does this mean loose vagina or fistula?
How will my gynecologist fix my fistula? (apparently there is a hole between my bladder and vagina? Does this affect fertility?
Brown coming from vagina. Smells like feces. Suspect rectovaginal fistula. Go to ER now, or wait for gyno tues.? Easier to diagnosis while symptomatic? Concerned symptoms might be gone tues., hindering dx.
Paging the doctor: Please, there is another option. Your physician will have a pager. Please call the office and page them to see what they would like you to do. ...Read more
When im sitting down and I fart, I feel like air bubble leave near my vagina lips. Is this fistula? No surgery or child birth?
Not likely: A fistula is not likely in this situation. When you pass gas, it has to go somewhere. If you're sitting down, it's likely some of the air travels *ahem* forward and causes that sensation. If you're worried, your GYN take a look. Fístulas aren't very common in young, healthy patients. ...Read more
Tiny bubbles coming from my urethra maybe my vagina postpartum. I had a ct and a cystoscopy and my urologist didn't find A fistula. What test next?
Thought my GI was kidding saying I'm at high risk for rectovaginal fistula based on my CT scan. But I'm leaking stools from vagina now. What can I do?
Rare: Bladder injury during c/section is pretty rare, around 0.1%. Fortunately, most bladder injuries are recognized and repaired during the c/section and only a small fraction of bladder injuries end up as fistulas. Its rare enough that many Ob/Gyns go through their careers without seeing this complication. Best wishes! ...Read more
Needs an evaluation: A vaginal discharge is anything coming from the vagina that is more than the scant amount of normal mucous that healthy women have. A discharge that has odor is usually an infection with germs such as bacteria, trichomonas, gonorrhea or chlamydia (discharge gets worse as infection gets worse). A woman with a discharge should see her doctor for an exam & medication. Avoid sex until after treatment. ...Read more
Wet q-tip or cloth: The material that adheres to the outer folds can be teased off with a wet q-tip or cloth. Leave the inside alone & flood the area with water to rinse away an debris. Avoid soaps that will irritate the sensitive tissues. ...Read more
Constant or with sex: It is my understanding that there can be many causes for vaginal pain, and the list of potential causes can only be narrowed by knowing more about the nature of the pain and whether it seems associated with specific activities or with any other factors. Before offing more, would need nature of pain, frequency, apparently related factors and/or symptoms, when it occurs, duration, and intensity. ...Read more
Yeast?: There are many things that can cause vaginal swelling. The most common cause is a yeast infection. Other causes are herpes and a host of skin conditions such as eczema, vulvar dystrophies, etc. Sexual irritation due to rough sex or poor lubrication can also cause this. Your Ob/Gyn is trained to distinguish between these problems and give you the correct diagnosis. Best wishes! ...Read more
Unlikely.: I have never heard of a vagina falling off so rest easy Mickey! What can be happening is pelvic organ prolapse. Muscle and ligaments can weaken as we age and is more common in women who are obese, had several children, and smoke. See your GYN as there are exercises, pessaries, and surgery which can help you. Good luck! ...Read more
A medical eval will: Likely answer that question. Causes of vaginal itching include yeast infections; vaginitis; contact w chemicals (douches, detergent, feminine spray, contraceptive foam/ jelly or ointments or creams); stress; pinworm; menopause (vaginal drying); precancerous lesions ; stress. ...Read more
Maybe BV: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more