Fistula, rectovaginal:

Rectovaginal Fistula

A rectovaginal fistula is an unusual association between the lower segment of your large intestine — your rectum — and your vagina. Entrail substance can spill through the fistula, permitting gas or stool to go through your vagina.

A rectovaginal fistula may result from:

  • Injury during labor
  • Crohn's disease or other inflammatory inside diseases
  • Radiation therapy or cancer in the pelvic zone
  • Complexity following a medical procedure in the pelvic zone

The condition may cause enthusiastic pain and actual distress, which can affect confidence and closeness. Talk with your doctor in the event that you have signs and symptoms of a rectovaginal fistula, regardless of whether it's humiliating. Some rectovaginal fistulas may close all alone, yet most need careful fix.


Contingent upon the fistula's size and area, you may have minor symptoms or huge issues with continence and hygiene. Signs and symptoms of a rectovaginal fistula may include:

  • Section of gas, stool or pus from your vagina
  • Putrid vaginal discharge
  • Intermittent vaginal or urinary parcel infections
  • Disturbance or torment in the vulva, vagina and the zone between your vagina and perineum
  • Agony during sexual intercourse

When to see a specialist

See your primary care physician on the off chance that you experience any signs or symptoms of a rectovaginal fistula. A fistula might be the primary admonition of a more difficult issue, for example, a contaminated, pus-filled region (sore) or cancer. Distinguishing the reason for the fistula can assist your PCP with deciding a treatment plan.


Symptoms of a rectovaginal fistula can be upsetting, however treatment is regularly viable. Treatment for the fistula relies upon its motivation, size, area and impact on encompassing tissues.


Your PCP may prescribe a medication to help treat the fistula or set you up for surgery:


A great many people need surgery to close or fix a rectovaginal fistula.

Description Percentage

Vaginal fecal leakage at least once a day requiring wearing of pad

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Vaginal fecal leakage four or more times per week, but less than daily, requiring wearing of pad

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Vaginal fecal leakage one to three times per week requiring wearing of pad

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Vaginal fecal leakage less than once a week

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Without leakage


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