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.

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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...

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?

See a specialist. Someone with a lot of experience with fistula repair, as they can be difficult. But leaving it alone can cause recurrent infections from stool getting into the vagina. Read more...
Chronic Infection. I think you should discuss this with an experienced surgeon, to fix the defect, otherwise not correcting it is more risky and complicated, leading you to more complicated major surgical procedures due to infections. Read more...
Best option treatmen. If it is left alone, stool will enter vagina, stool and flatus coming through will not pleasant, besides gives vaginal infections, surgical correction ( in a non malignant type ) will have excellent results and normal life , please consult a gynecological surgeon who is well versed to handle in this kind of problems . Read more...

What are other causes for a rectovaginal fistula. Not caused by child birth or ibd?

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...

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...