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Vesicovaginal Fistula Signs
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sister says she has vesicovaginal fistula. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vesicovaginal fistula cramps. I've bee n diagnosed with vesicovaginal fistula but have no urine leaking, just pelvic cramps. I had a hysterecyears ag.
My girlfriend had a CT scan that revealed a "small vesicovaginal fistula". Should a urologist perform the repair surgery or a gynecologist?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Signs of aortoesophageal/aortoenteric fistulas?would these symptoms last a while?Or does it turn asymptomatic fast?Multiple symptoms at same time?
Went to uro/Gyno scared I had recto fistula she did a complete pelvic looking for any sign of 1 said all looked nrml so did discharge is that rule out?
Yes: may have STD or uterine tumor. Have your gyne follow up on the discharge ...Read more
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?
Can perforations or fistulas occur in the upper/lower GI without any symptoms or signs, after swallowing fish bone? Worried I'll drop dead w/o warning
No: Dropping dead without warning is quite rare in modern life, with or without a fishbone. Our gut has a remarkable ability to handle small sharp objects, coating them and pooping them out. The things that cause perforations are objects like button batteries (electrochemical damage to our gut) and magnets (sticking together to cause pressure damage). The damage leads to pain and other symptoms. ...Read more
Hello. I have a prostate infection and diverticulitis which has perforated my bladder(fistula)is it hard to tell symptoms from PI vs signs of sepsis?
Be evaluated now...: Sigmoid diverticulitis-related fistula to urinary bladder of course leads to persistent urinary tract infection because of its continual feeding bacteria from colon to bladder. Its clinical pictures could be acute or chronic depending on local anatomical variation and personal immunity. Regardless of whatsoever, seek evaluation now. More? Follow: http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish ...Read more
What kind of fistula: If you want a meaningful answer to this question you will need to say what type of fistula (where it is) and if you know what caused it. A fistula is a connection between two organs that should not exist. So there are too many types for anyone to answer this without more info. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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