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How can fistulas (urinary) cause involuntary urine loss?
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Escape
Body fluids, including urine, just follows the path of least resistance.
If the fistula connection provides an easier way to escape than the "normal" route, then involuntary urine loss will follow.

In brief: Escape
Body fluids, including urine, just follows the path of least resistance.
If the fistula connection provides an easier way to escape than the "normal" route, then involuntary urine loss will follow.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Sean O Donovan
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Infection
Bowel to bladder fistulae (tunnels) can cause constant inflammation/ infection, leading to the typical symptoms of uti, including urgency, leakage, pain etc.
Passage of air in the urine is pretty much diagnostic of this, so if this is happening to you, get checked!

In brief: Infection
Bowel to bladder fistulae (tunnels) can cause constant inflammation/ infection, leading to the typical symptoms of uti, including urgency, leakage, pain etc.
Passage of air in the urine is pretty much diagnostic of this, so if this is happening to you, get checked!
Dr. Sean O Donovan
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