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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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Am I crazy to want to stay in all the time because of rectovaginal fistula?

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

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Is it safe to have a colonoscopy if you had rectovaginal fistula?

Is it safe to have a colonoscopy if you had rectovaginal fistula?

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

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Can IBS cause a rectovaginal fistula?

Can IBS cause a rectovaginal fistula?

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

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Would a rectovaginal fistula be obvious on a pelvic MRI if it wasn't something you were looking for?

No: Rectovaginal fistulas are notoriously hard to find. One would not be obvious on a Pelvic MRI--especially if you weren't looking for it. Sometimes enemas with methylene blue dye or protoscopy are needed. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Rectovaginal fistula hole is getting bigger causing problems?

Need surgery: The fistula will never close spontaneously and will continue to progress. You need surgery sooner than later. ...Read more

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Best doctor for rectovaginal fistula?

Best doctor for rectovaginal fistula?

A Urogynecologist: A urogynecologist if you can find one.Otherwise a gynecologisit. ...Read more

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