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What is a vesicovaginal fistula?

What is a vesicovaginal fistula?

A vesico vaginal: fistula is an abnormal communication between the urinary bladder and the vagina. Many different possible causes. Best to see a Urologist or Uro-gynecologist who have lots of experience with diagnosis and treatment of this problem ...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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Is vesicovaginal fistula painful?

Is vesicovaginal fistula painful?

Usually not: A fistula is an abnormal connection between 2 organs. A vesicovaginal fistula is a connection between the bladder and vagina. There is usually no pain and the symptom is uncontrollable leakage of urine; some patients are even unaware that the origin is from the vagina. ...Read more

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Can you die from vesicovaginal fistula?

Can you die from vesicovaginal fistula?

No reason: Vesicovaginal fistula wordwide is common, usually as result of birthtrauma, but cause in most developed countries is complication of gyn surgery. It won't kill you but symptoms of continually leaking urine and recurrent utis are very unpleasant thus surgical repair is advisable. Some can die in Africa from massive sepsis. Surgery can be quite complex so best to find an experienced pelvic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of vesicovaginal fistula?

Urine leakage: A vesicovaginal fistula is a direct connection between the urinary bladder and the vagina. This would allow urine to leak constantly into the vagina. This type fistula would significantly increase the risk for urinary bladder infections. ...Read more

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Are some women more prone to getting vesicovaginal fistula?

Are some women more prone to getting vesicovaginal fistula?

Yes: Women with more scarring either from surgeries, infections, or trauma (including radiation) can increase the risks of vvf. Hysterectomies along with trauma at delivery (both c-sections and vaginal) are predisposing factors. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vesicovaginal fistula?

Vesicovaginal fistul: Vesicovaginal fistula is an abnormal connection between the vagina and the bladder. It commonly results in leakage of urine through the vagina. This may be difficult to diagnose and requires a specialist evaluation. ...Read more

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My friend says I should get checked to see if I have a vesicovaginal fistula. What is that?

My friend says I should get checked to see if I have a vesicovaginal fistula. What is that?

Connection: A vesicovaginal fistula is an abnormal connection between the bladder and vagina. Symptoms might be constant leaking of urine out the vagina, or frequent urinary tract infections. A urogynecologist would be able to evaluate this problem. ...Read more

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My sister says she has vesicovaginal fistula. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

No: Vesicovaginal fistula is an acquired condition, meaning it is not genetic in origin. There isn't any clear genetic predisposition for this condition. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for vesicovaginal fistula?

What is the best treatment for vesicovaginal fistula?

Surgery: When a vesicovaginal fistula has developed, usually after delivery, surgery or radiotherapy, surgery is the treatment. Depending on the exact condition and size, your gynecologist may correct this, or they may need assistance from a urogynecologist or urologist. The most difficult cases are after radiotherapy for pelvic cancers, as these tissues can be slow to heal. ...Read more

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Vesicovaginal fistula cramps. I've bee n diagnosed with vesicovaginal fistula but have no urine leaking, just pelvic cramps. I had a hysterecyears ag.

Vesicovaginal fistula cramps. I've bee n diagnosed with vesicovaginal fistula but have no urine leaking, just pelvic cramps. I had a hysterecyears ag.

Ask MD: Best person to discuss this with would be the md who diagnosed the problem. If there is no urine leaking, no other issues and this was a result of surgerey done years ago, it may be best left alone. ...Read more

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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My girlfriend had a CT scan that revealed a "small vesicovaginal fistula". Should a urologist perform the repair surgery or a gynecologist?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Urogynecologists: You would want to talk to someone who specializes in urogynecology, which can be either a gynecologist or a urologist. Both will have done further fellowship training in issues specifically related to fistulas like your girlfriend has. I think more obgyns are going into this area, at least where I am, but look at what is available in your area. ...Read more

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Are there medicines for anal fistulas, or is surgery the only option?

Are there medicines for anal fistulas, or is surgery the only option?

NO: There is no known medical treatment for anal fistulas. This should be treated by a colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Medicine for fistula bleeding in ano?

Medicine for fistula bleeding in ano?

BLEEDING fistula: Anal fistula needs operation to correct it and stop bleeding. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm suffering from fistula since 4 years, just pus and wetting, no pain, suggest me homeo medicine?

No homeopathic: That I know works if it is a true fistula. Only definitive treatment is fistula surgery of several types. Be sure you see an experienced colon and rectal surgeon for what can turn into a disaster if performed by an inexperienced surgeon. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed betanovate cream on my piles (fistula and freasure); Is this drug safe?

My doctor prescribed betanovate cream on my piles (fistula and freasure); Is this drug safe?

Hemmorhoids: Many people present with "piles" and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems
there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help with these common problems.

Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well

it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with this matter. ...Read more

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What to do if I have anal fistula wihout surgery and medicine, naturally cure treatment?

There is: No natural cure for a fistula. Period. Sorry, but surgery is the best way to resolve a fistula. ...Read more

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Where do fistulas form?

Depends: There are many kinds of fistulas. By definition a fistula is an abnormal communication from one organ to another. Anal fistulas arise from the anal crypts internally. Enterocutaneous fistulas connect the bowel to the skin, fistulas can develop from almost any organ and most often indicate some underlying disease process. ...Read more

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How does fistula usually form?

Inflammation: Either as a result of an infection that 'burrows' or from another source, e.g. Ibd (inflammatory bowel disease) - not to be confused with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). ...Read more

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How do you repair a rectal fistula?

Depends on cause: Fistula from crohn's requires medical therapy and antibiotics. Sometimes setons can help. Surgery is often avoided with crohn's except in certain circumstances. Non-crohn's related fistulas are often corrected surgically. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a superficialization of my fistula done?

Make easy to stick: If your fistula is too deep, your surgeon can move vein closer to the skin so that it is easier to access. ...Read more

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Is another name for fistula shunt?

Shunts: Can also be arterio venous fistulas that have occurred naturally due to disease or trauma or surgeon made for vascular access for dyalysis. There are other types of shunts and fistulas. Need more specifics to help any further with an answer. ...Read more

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What does a dialysis fistula actually do?

What does a dialysis fistula actually do?

"short circuit": A patient who is on dialysis needs the machine to clean toxins from the blood that the kidneys usually do. The patient's blood needs to get out of the body, through the machine, and back into the body.

A dialysis fistula is made by sewing a vein to an artery. This short-circuits the blood flow and the vein becomes dilated because it experiences arterial pressures. This can be used for access. ...Read more

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How can I confirm that I have a fissure fistula?

How can I confirm that I have a fissure fistula?

Gastrointestinal Dr.: One can see his primary care doctor first, to see if a referral is needed, to a gastrointestinal doctor, who can help diagnose an anal fissure or an anal fistula. ...Read more

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Are there any tests that could confirm a perilymph fistula?

Yes: Pl see attachment. You should consult an ENT for the tests. Feel better! ...Read more

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What are the differences between anorectal fistula and abscess?

What are the differences between anorectal fistula and abscess?

Differences: Usually, a perianal abscess is caused by an underlying fistula. A fistula is a tunnel that communicates the inside of the Anus and the outside skin. The entrance is inside the anus and the exit is at the skin. When the exit is closed, the Pus collects beneath the skin forming and abscess and it usually ruptures or is open by a physician. Fistulas have a 50% healing rate after drainage of the absce ...Read more

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Is a dental fistula an emergency?

Is a dental fistula an emergency?

The term Emergency: Is a relative one. I would not put it in the same class as a cardiac arrest. Having said that, all infections mandate immediate attention and appropriate treatment as they can cause serious complications, spread to other parts of your body and are potentially fatal. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Lotze
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Vesicovaginal Fistula (Definition)

Vesicovaginal fistula is an abnormal connection between the vagina and the bladder. It commonly results in leakage of urine through the vagina. This may be difficult to diagnose and ...Read more


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