Rectovaginal fistula

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What is rectovaginal fistula?

A rectovaginal fistula is an abnormal connection between the lower part of the large intestine (also known as the rectum) and the vagina. Stool or gas may leak or be passed through the vagina as a result of this connection.

Common symptoms reported by people with rectovaginal fistula

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with rectovaginal fistula

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xifaxan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
rectovaginal fistula (1)

Data from patients with rectovaginal fistula, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with rectovaginal fistula

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
vomiting
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xifaxan)
Perceived effectiveness
for rectovaginal fistula (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
rectovaginal fistula (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with rectovaginal fistula, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has rectovaginal fistula on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 2
40s 3
50s 7
60s 2
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 0
Female 15

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 6
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from rectovaginal fistula patients who have completed their condition history
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