Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
157 Doctors are Online

Why is there a brown discharge from my vagina after bowel movement?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2010
Answered : 157 Questions
Question
Over the past few days I have had small amounts of dark brown discharge from my vagina. It seems to occur following a bowel movement. From research on the internet it appears this could be a result of a fistula. I have made a doctors appointment, but they are not able to see me for about a week. Is there any immediate emergency? I am not experiencing any associated pain.
Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2012 in Vaginal and Uterus Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sunil.N 43 minutes later
Hi ,

Thanks for your query .

Dark brown discharge from the vagina following a bowel movement just the possibility of an Fistula. But it is only a significant if you had an of the things in the past.

1) Surgery/ procedure on the uterus,vagina ,might have caused perforation which will later on leads to Fistula formation.

2)Inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease. These disease are known to cause fistulas.

The above 2 can form passage so that the contents will be exchanged like spilling of menstrual blood to bowels and the passage of feces through the vagina.

A per vaginal examination , XXXXXXX test etc can be used to confirm the fistula.If fistula is confirmed it has to bee surgically corrected.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any follow up queries I will be available to answer them.

Regards.



Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an OBGYN

©2014 Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions