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Rectovaginal Fistula In Children
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
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
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
Fecal material: Usually the effect of a preexisting path problem such as tumor with resection of uterus. The remaining vaginal cuff is prone to have fistula to bowel. In IBD the lower rectum can occasionally fistulize to posterior wall of vagina. What ever the etiology a liquid fecal like material will periodically drain into the vagina and discharge on the vaginal orifice. ...Read more
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
Could a fissure become infected and cause a rectovaginal fistula or could it be deep enough to cause one?
No: These conditions would be unrelated. An anal fissure is superficial and externally located on the skin. A recto-vaginal fistula is a deeper abnormality between these two structures, usually related to past trauma or injury (e.G , childbirth). Fissures often heal without surgery. Fistulas often need surgical repair. ...Read more
What exactly is the risk of leaving a small rectovaginal fistula alone?Will surgical repair cause more complications w/thin septum from prior lar/tme?
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
Would a rectovaginal fistula be obvious on a pelvic MRI if it wasn't something you were looking for?
Probably not: If these fistulas dont close on their own, they require surgery to repair. ...Read more
Diverticulitis: Most commonly in your age group fistulas form due to childbirth and complications of it. It is possible however to get information to cause a fistula as well. That is your reference to ibd. You can also get inflammation due to infection such as diverticulitis. These are small out of pouching's on the colon which can become infected and create fistulas. ...Read more
What would cause a rectovaginal fistula, not related to birth or ibd.. I have one and don't know why? Please help.. Worried I have cancer
If someone had a rectovaginal fistula would the discharge be yellow like urine no odor or brown like feces?
How do they do a pap smear with a rectovaginal fistula? The test comes back contaminated because of the feces flowing out. So how will they do it then
Is methylene blue available otc? If not, are there any OTC substitute dyes that i can self-inject into my rectum to confirm rectovaginal fistula?
Go see your doctor: Trying to figure out if you have a rectovaginal fistula is not a do-it-yourself project. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/rectovaginal-fistula/ds01065 for info re rvf esp diagnostic testing. Use of contrast dye is only one way to prove the presence of rvf but it's not enough for surgeon to act upon (also need to find cause). So go see your family doc or gynecologist for appropriate tests. ...Read more
How soon after a rectovaginal fistula repair fails can a repeat surgery be performed? I am getting stool through the surgical site. On 14 day course of levaquin (levofloxacin). I'm anxiety ridden & need answers.
It depends: Several variables will dictate a new surgical date. Since stool is coming through the surgical site, you will need to be placed on bowel rest with nutrition given intravenously. You will need to have normal nutritional status prior to surgery. All inflammation in the area will need to be suppressed. This may take quite some time to accomplish. You will need a good nutritional evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello, I recently watched the episode on the doctors about rectovaginal fistula. I have been suffering with this for three years. I have had five surgeries and no success. The last doctor suggested a colostomy bag. I am 43 and I do not want to do that. My
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.
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?
Can you have sexual intercourse with a rectovaginal fistuala? Will it make it worse and make the tear bigger?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
"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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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