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Had a baby 3 months ago vaginal delivery now when I pass gas it seems to come from the anus but follow through the vagina what could be causing this?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Possible

Rectovaginal fistula secondary to an episiotomy or tear during delivery, or poor healing/infection of the repair made after surgery.
Sometimes the vagina can trap air and when you relax to pass rectal gas, gas trapped in the vagina will also pass. The latter is normal. The former requires surgery to fix. See a colorectal surgeon for the former.

In brief: Possible

Rectovaginal fistula secondary to an episiotomy or tear during delivery, or poor healing/infection of the repair made after surgery.
Sometimes the vagina can trap air and when you relax to pass rectal gas, gas trapped in the vagina will also pass. The latter is normal. The former requires surgery to fix. See a colorectal surgeon for the former.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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In brief: Needs check up

Big baby? Tough, long labor? Significant tear? Episiotomy? If you are indeed passing gas through your vaginal, you may have a rectovaginal fistula.
Since you have not mentioned other symptoms, let's hope not. Get checked to be sure.

In brief: Needs check up

Big baby? Tough, long labor? Significant tear? Episiotomy? If you are indeed passing gas through your vaginal, you may have a rectovaginal fistula.
Since you have not mentioned other symptoms, let's hope not. Get checked to be sure.
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