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What causes the fecal material to pass into the vagina?

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Posted on Fri, 4 Dec 2020
Question: Under what circumstances could feces exit from the vagina as opposed to the anise?
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Answered by Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

Some more details. Most likely Recto-vaginal fistula.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Please let me know about the symptoms in more detail manner.
Since how long is it existing?

Has it occurred after vaginal delivery or any surgery or any treatment like radiation?

Is there any other symptom like pain and or vaginal discharge?

Your concern about passage of faecal matter from the vagina is absolutely right.

In a normal situation, there is no chance of faecal matter to pass from the vagina.

In rare cases, when there is a communication channel between rectum and vagina then the only faecal matter can pass through the vagina.
This condition is known as a Recto-vaginal fistula.

Please let me know about the details, so as to help you out in a better way and suggest you about the treatment options.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Purushottam Neurgaonkar, OBGYN
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What causes the fecal material to pass into the vagina?

Brief Answer: Some more details. Most likely Recto-vaginal fistula. Detailed Answer: Hi, Please let me know about the symptoms in more detail manner. Since how long is it existing? Has it occurred after vaginal delivery or any surgery or any treatment like radiation? Is there any other symptom like pain and or vaginal discharge? Your concern about passage of faecal matter from the vagina is absolutely right. In a normal situation, there is no chance of faecal matter to pass from the vagina. In rare cases, when there is a communication channel between rectum and vagina then the only faecal matter can pass through the vagina. This condition is known as a Recto-vaginal fistula. Please let me know about the details, so as to help you out in a better way and suggest you about the treatment options. Hope I have answered your query. Take care Regards, Dr Purushottam Neurgaonkar, OBGYN