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Vaginal Fistula

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 14, 2006
  • 02:00 AM

my friend was diagnosed in Mar this year with a bowel blockage at the section of the small intestine that connects to the bottom of the stomach. she is 10 years post colon cancer. the bowel blockage had calcified and about 2 inches of the bowel was removed. the small bowel was resected to the stomach. she developed a fistual of the bowel several days later. she developed a blood clot in her lung, and then became infected with staff. she was bedridden for 5 months in the hospital with very little allowed by mouth. she lost 63 pounds. the bowel fistula is still present and draining, she keeps loose bowels to diarrhea. the doctor said she had severe scarring due to the radiation therapy she received while in recovery from colon surgery and he has refused to go back in due to the massive scar tissue. Cancer has not been detected during the current treatment. recently she started draining fecal matter from her vagina. is there such a thing as a vaginal fistula? if so, what is the treatment and what type of doctor should be consulted for this malady?

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