Aug 16, 2017 · A vaginal fistula is an abnormal opening that connects your vagina to another organ, such as your bladder, colon or rectum. Your doctor might describe the condition as a hole in your vagina that allows stool or urine to pass through your vagina. Vaginal fistulas can develop as a result of an injury, a surgery, an infection or radiation treatment. A vaginal fistula is a tract or hole that has opened up from the vaginal wall and connects with another organ in the body. The most common types of vaginal fistula are: Vesicovaginal Fistula – a tract that connects the vagina and the bladder. Rectovaginal Fistula – a tract that connects the vagina Author: Gemma Savory.
Vesicovaginal fistulas also known as bladder fistula, is an abnormal passage between the bladder and the vagina. This passage is usually the results of previous surgery such as a hysterectomy, vaginal surgery or a sling. The fistula can also be the results of cancer and radiation therapy, cesarean section or obstetrical trauma. SYMPTOMS. A vesicovaginal fistula opens between the vagina and the bladder. This is the most frequent kind of urinary fistula in women. This occurs most often because of a previous hysterectomy. Sometimes a difficult labor can cause a vesicovaginal fistula. An enterovesical fistula opens between the bladder and bowel.
Symptoms of a vaginal fistula can cause embarrassment to the sufferer but in many cases they can be treated effectively. Surgery will be offered in most cases but you may also be prescribed medication if your fistula was caused by infection. MEDICINAL Antibiotics If your fistula developed from an infection or the surrounding area is [ ]Author: Simon Jones.