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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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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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What is the definition or description of: vesicovaginal fistula?

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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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

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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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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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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

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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