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what is recto vaginal fistula? causes,treatment?


It's basically a "tunnel" that goes between your rectum and your vagina. This can cause you to poop urine, or urinate poop, etc. Surgical treatment can fix this, because if it isn't fixed, it can lead to infection.

Many things can use it, trauma, injury, disease, etc.  (+ info)

Does anybody know if a FISTULA is commonly associated with cervical cancer?


I have found allot of information concerning this condition associated with CRONES disease, but am wondering if anyone knows the DETAILED association between CERVICAL CANCER and a RECTO-VAGINAL FISTULA .
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A fistula is a pathway that is not supposed to be there but is due to growth of cells or infection, most commonly infection. I have an oral fistula right now from an abscessed tooth. Crohn's disease is associated with sores like ulcers many times that become infected and yes it can cause fistula's. A recto-vaginal fistula is a pathway between the rectum (butt) bowel and vagina. This can happen from straining during childbirth too. If it is a tear and even if infection is present you need to get it repaired because if infection does set in it can be very serious. with cervical cancer, it would be caused from the growth of cells that either push hard enough to tear the area between, or make a bulge that tears, it's not very common.  (+ info)

Are urinary or vaginal bacterial infections contagious?


Hello everyone.

So in the last few months my wife had a hysterectomy. She had some issues and discovered she had a vaginal fistula as well as a UTI because of the surgery. We found this out AFTER I had pleased her a few times orally. My question is, should I be concerned in getting any sort of infection contracted to me?
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can a baby have recto-vaginal fistula?


Absolutely! This is usually a congenital (developmental) deformity and can be fixed surgically.

In adults, rectovaginal fistulas tend to be rarer, and associated more with people who are having abdominal surgeries, or people with inflammatory bowel disease.  (+ info)

What role does a fistula play in the circulatory system?


I guess what I am trying to ask is, if someone who is on dialysis, has a fistula inserted in his forearm, how does that play into the circulatory system? How does the circulatory system function when a fistula is present? What does the fistula do exactly?
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the fistula is much like a central line -- the dialysis patient by the means of a fistula or connection is able to have the machine for dialysis plugged into the body and circulate and filter the blood ,,,, as the patients liver is not able to function and do the filtering inside the body == therefore the ""shunt"" or connection for the dialysis filtering machine .... the fistula is like a connection that goes two ways =the blood is removed from the body -- filtered in the machine -- then returned to the circulatory system  (+ info)

When is it suitable to use a Fistula Plug?


I have a fistula which manifests itself on the lower part of my stomach (not precisely sure from exactly where it originates internally). Am doing some research on the Cook fistula plus, but all examples seem to show a fistula very close to the anal opening (both ends) whereas mine is not. Does this preclude it from being an option for me ?
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when a large butt plug just wont do...lol..  (+ info)

How can I heal up a dental fistula without the tooth being pulled?


I have a pus draining fistula on a tooth where a bridge is anchored on. Antibiotic treatment hasn't helped. Are there any natural remedies?
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Nope, no natural remedies will cure a badly-infected tooth.

You have a fistula because the tooth above it is serving as a reservoir for the bacteria, and no natural remedies can get in that tooth, kill all the germs, and seal it off so it won't be infected again.

The only way to get rid of the source of the infection is to either do endodontics treatment, or get the tooth pulled, depending on the specifics of your situation (to be determined by a thorough evaluation by a dentist).

Hope this helps.  (+ info)

What is the difference between Anal Fissure/ Fistula and Hemorrhoid?


I got an abscess which became Anal Fistula. I am not understanding is it Anal Fistula/ Fissure or Hemorrhoid?

How to know the difference.
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Let me define things first. An anal fistula is an abnormal communication or tunnel between your rectum towards your anus, it is commonly caused by an anal abscess, which you said you had. so even though your abcess may have healed, there is now a skin tract or tunnel from your rectum, towards your anus, this tract will stay there until you have surgery done.what is done is usually called a fistulectomy,or fistulotomy. tracts can course either to the front or towards your back.tracts towards the front are straight while tracts towards the back are curved.if it really is a fistula, i recommend you see a surgeon and have an operation done.the tract might get infected and will lead to more pain and suffering on your part, not to mention possible complications.
An anal fissure on the other hand is simply a nick or wound in your anal area,usually superficial but still painful and very prone to infection.usually it is caused by trauma or passing of hard stools.
The ano-rectal region has a rich blood supply and veins, these veins sometimes get inflamed, enlarge and form what we call hemorrhoids. though usually seen in pregnant women, men are not spared. there are external hemorrhoids,which are superficial, and internal hemorrhoids which are deeper. hemorrhoids usually present as painful masses which come out during a trip to the toilet. some hemorrhoids go back in by themselves, some don't. some may bleed, some dont. in any case, a surgical consult is warranted.
So, what do you have?
If you feel that you have a superficial wound in your anus, it might be a fissure.
If there is a small hole beside your anus that may or may have no secretions, it may be an anal fistula.
If you feel a mass that seems to be attatched to your anus or it seems coming from inside, it may be a hemorrhoid.
Go see a doctor so that you can get treated before it gets worse.
i hope this helps.  (+ info)

How long should I wait before returning to work after having an anal fistula removed?


I recently had a fistula removed and was wondering how long before I should return to work. I am a receptionist and sit all day long and do not want to prolong my recovery by returning to soon. But i dooo need the money so I would like to return as soon as it would be ok.... Any suggestions?
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3-5 days, work from home if possible. ouch.  (+ info)

What is the after affect of fistula-in-ano surgery?


I have fistula-in-ano and doctor said that you have to remove it by surgery. I am concerned about surgery that how painful is it and how long does it takes to heel up, how many days do I have to take off from work. If somebody has the fistula-in-ano surgery experience then please share with me.

Thanks
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Agree.  (+ info)

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