Rectovaginal Fistula

    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.

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    Jan Rakinic, MD

    Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, SIU Department of Surgery Cancer Care, General Surgery
    315 W. Carpenter St. 1st Floor Clinic A Springfield, IL 62702

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