What is Genitourinary and Rectovaginal Fistula?
Genitourinary fistulas are abnormal connections between the vagina, urethra, bladder or ureter. This abnormal communication may occur between vagina and/or uterus to the bladder, urethra or ureter and this communication is called a fistula tract. This is typically caused by trauma from surgery or during delivery. A genitourinary fistula tract will cause urine to be directed away from its normal location in the ureters (tubes that bring urine from kidney to bladder), bladder or urethra.
A rectovaginal fistula is an abnormal communication or tract between the rectum and vagina. Some women may be asymptomatic but most complain of an uncontrollable passage of gas and/or stool through the vagina. This may be associated with rectal bleeding, foul-smelling discharge from the vagina, or recurrent vaginal infections
About Genitourinary Fistula
About Rectovaginal Fistula