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Lymphatic Fistula To Vagina
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Anal trauma: Traditionally, anal 'trauma' (be it surgical or extracurricular) is the only known cause for 'sphincter bruising.' there is no other real logical explanation for the sphincter to get otherwise bruised... ...Read more
Fistula surgery 5.6.17 fistula healed from top to the anal hole theres a small hole left else is closed up and looking good how long to fully heal?
Check With Doctor: The surgeon (or a nurse in the office) should be able to answer this. Generally, the doctor will want to see you for follow-up after most any surgery anyway. The surgeon knows what s/he had to do to correct the fistula and can best judge how long it should be until full healing occurs. ...Read more
Label specifics: A dermatitis by definition occurs on the dermis, the tissue coverings of most of the outside body surface. The vagina is a different tissue, and most "dermatitis" is specific to the type of tissue. Vaginal tissue can be infected by some of the same germs that infect the dermis, but inflammation of the vagina is a vaginitis, ...Read more
Different openings: Well the anus has a sphincter muscle that keeps it generally more tightly open that the vagina. However, some virginal women may have a vaginal opening that is smaller than the anus. Some women with hemorrhoids have more of a gaping anal opening. There are lots of varieties. Everyone's anatomy is different. If you're concerned see your doctor about this. ...Read more
Is it possible to develop a vag infect/discharge of staph due to a draining boil in close proximity to vagina. Feels like a yeast infect.
Yes: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Tear vs. Tunnel: An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the anal canal, just inside the opening, and typically causes pain and bleeding. An anal fistula is an abnormal communication (tunnel) from inside the anal canal out to the perianal skin, usually the result of a prior perirectal abscess. It may cause drainage, swelling, discomfort and recurrent abscesses. Both are treatable conditions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
AV fistula: I think you mean: "arterial-venous fistula". It requires a particular type of trauma, usually penetrating, such that the wall of an artery and vein (which always are close to each other) are damaged so that their walls are embedded together and/or heal that way. Think of a knife or needle traversing both vessels and compression of tissue that holds the open open channels together. It's infrequent. ...Read more