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Are some women more prone to getting vesicovaginal fistula?
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Bad luck
This is very uncommon in america.
When vv fistula occurs in america it is usually a post-operative complication of a vaginal surgery (hysterectomy, anterior repair, vaginal cyst removal, etc). Vesicovaginal fistula can occur as a result of a prolonged labor with the resulting pressure necrosis of the vaginal and bladder walls - this typically happens in the absence of good obstetric care.

In brief: Bad luck
This is very uncommon in america.
When vv fistula occurs in america it is usually a post-operative complication of a vaginal surgery (hysterectomy, anterior repair, vaginal cyst removal, etc). Vesicovaginal fistula can occur as a result of a prolonged labor with the resulting pressure necrosis of the vaginal and bladder walls - this typically happens in the absence of good obstetric care.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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