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What are the most common symptoms of rectovaginal fistula?

What are the most common symptoms of rectovaginal fistula?

Discharge,irritation: A rectovaginal fistula is an abnormal connection between the rectum and the vagina. This could cause discharge of stool from the vagina, as well as irritation and pain around the area. If you have a rectovaginal fistula, you should be evaluated by a physician who can help you. ...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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Lar w/tme 6m ago leading to extremely thin rectovaginal septum. Now w/signs of minor rectovaginal fistula. Will surgery be hard or make it worse?

Lar w/tme 6m ago leading to extremely thin rectovaginal septum. Now w/signs of minor rectovaginal fistula. Will surgery be hard or make it worse?

Should help: In the hands of a competent surgeon and with the luck of no complications, the surgery should improve this condition. You can't be healthy with a rectovaginal fistula. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause rectovaginal fistulas. What should I do?

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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What's the best treatment to get rid of rectovaginal fistula?

What's the best treatment to get rid of rectovaginal fistula?

Surgery: This can be corrected by a gynecologist, uro-gynecologist, or colo-rectal surgeon. Depending on the exact condition, it may require more than one of these specialists. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See a colorectal : Surgeon asap. It sure sounds like you have that fistula they were talking to you about. It can be confirmed then your options explained based on your underlying condition. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of rectovaginal fistula?

Discharge,irritation: A rectovaginal fistula is an abnormal connection between the rectum and the vagina. This could cause discharge of stool from the vagina, as well as irritation and pain around the area. If you have a rectovaginal fistula, you should be evaluated by a physician who can help you. ...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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Do you have any suggestions/medications details that would help for rectovaginal fistula?

Rectovaginal fistula: This is a complex problem where you have developed an abnormal connection between the rectum (or other part of the colon) and the vagina. Depending on the cause of the fistfuls would dictate best treatment options. For Example if this was from diverticulitis, surgery would be the best option but if this was from Cohn's then medications may heal this. I suggest discussing with a surgeon ...Read more