Print Overview A rectovaginal fistula is an abnormal connection between the lower portion of your large intestine — your rectum — and your vagina. Bowel contents can leak through the fistula, allowing gas or stool to pass through your vagina. A rectovaginal fistula may result from: Injury during childbirth Crohn's disease or other inflammatory bowel disease Radiation treatment or cancer in the pelvic area Complication following surgery in the pelvic area The condition may cause emotional distress and physical discomfort, which can impact self-esteem and intimacy.
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Medication List What Is It? Anal itch, also known as pruritus ani, is an irritating, itchy sensation around the anus the opening through which stool passes out of the body. Anal itch is a symptom, not an illness, and it can have many different causes. In most cases, a person with anal itch does not have a disease of the anus or rectum. Instead, the itchy sensation is a sign that one or more of the following has irritated the skin in the area: Stool on the skin around the anal opening — If the anal area isn't cleaned properly after a bowel movement, a small amount of stool may be left behind on the skin, causing the area to itch.
An anal abscess is an infected cavity filled with pus found near the anus or rectum. Ninety percent of abscesses are the result of an acute infection in the internal glands of the anus. Occasionally, bacteria, fecal material or foreign matter can clog an anal gland and tunnel into the tissue around the anus or rectum, where it may then collect in a cavity called an abscess.
Vaginal flatulence, also known as a "queef," is an emission of trapped air from the vagina. A queef produces a sound that's similar to anal flatulence, but vaginal flatulence doesn't have a specific odor. While often embarrassing, vaginal flatulence is typically considered normal and doesn't pose any health risks. Causes of Vaginal Flatulence Women report experiencing vaginal flatulence as a result of: