recto vaginal fistula

My question is regarding Recto vaginal fistulas. Lately I have had what I would describe as air bubbles coming out. When you have a RVF does gas come out both ends? I have no passage of feces out the vagina. Just the really annoying air bubbles for the last month. Haven't been diagnosed w/ Crohn's yet. Still saving money for the colonoscopy. Any advice would be appreciated.

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thanks for the encouragement anon
by: Anonymous

Dear Anon,
Thanks for the encouragement. I still haven't been diagnosed w/ Crohn's, since I am waiting on my dr. to approve the blood test. Finally got a call from them this week, and we are getting ready to order it. It is very scary. Knowing you have Crohns, but also knowing you are going to have a diagnosis. Of course all my family tells me its not that, but I am sure I have a fistula, and there is no other explanation. It is very heart wrenching but I try to be really optimistic. I am only 27 years old, and I stay home w/ my 4 children. They are so young, only 8,4,3, and 9 months. When you get to reading about chron's it is so scary so it is always refreshing to hear some encouragement from someone who has come that far in their disease. Could you explain more to me about the fistula? I am still kinda confused about it. Can they fix it and what is an ileostomy?

joanne
by: Anonymous

hi joanne and company
i was diagnoised with crohns coming up 24years now.i had some bad times when it was totally out of control.was in hospital every 2-3 wks getting the fistulas drained by having surgery it waas awful having general anastetic's all the time.Then i would have great times when in remission.I was 18 when first told i had it and it was scary i hadnt heard of crohns before and to be told it was uncurable i was gutted.Anyway i learnt to live with having to visit every toilet in the country(LOL).in the time ive ahd crohns i have had a son ive got a wonderful partner so its not all doom and gloom be strong dont stress to much i think you have to accept what your got and dont let it bet you.i finally had an illeostomy bout 6 years and that was very scary but i havent looked back and these no need to rush to the toilet anymore and ive had only 1 fstula since the op.ALL THE BEST TO YOU ALL

joanne
by: Anonymous

hi joanne and company
i was diagnoised with crohns coming up 24years now.i had some bad times when it was totally out of control.was in hospital every 2-3 wks getting the fistulas drained by having surgery it waas awful having general anastetic's all the time.Then i would have great times when in remission.I was 18 when first told i had it and it was scary i hadnt heard of crohns before and to be told it was uncurable i was gutted.Anyway i learnt to live with having to visit every toilet in the country(LOL).in the time ive ahd crohns i have had a son ive got a wonderful partner so its not all doom and gloom be strong dont stress to much i think you have to accept what your got and dont let it bet you.i finally had an illeostomy bout 6 years and that was very scary but i havent looked back and these no need to rush to the toilet anymore and ive had only 1 fstula since the op.ALL THE BEST TO YOU ALL

Crohn's & Fistulaurs
by: JoAnne

I found I had Crohn's the hard way I went to the ER thinking I had a stomach virus. 10 hours later I was in surgery and my husband was told that I had 2 days left to live if I hadn't come to the ER when I did. I had surgery 6 week before that on my colon for fisures they were so bad I wouldn't stop bleeding. The doctor checked them out and put me in the hospital as soon as I could get a few things together to get checked in. I had my gallbadder remover this year and found out that in 1999 the doctor had found Crohn's had started back then but never told me and I was just hurting and never knew why. The doctor that took his place told me just this year. The medication is differnet for everyone. I have a hard time with foods, my stomach doesn't like food, but I have fibromyagia as well so the two disease fight each other. So like most people that have Crohn't are slim and have problem gaining weight I have problem losing weight. Even thou I don't eat. I can't work because the many trips to the restroom and other health problems. You can reach me at tooperky01@aol.com Hope this helps you. JoAnne

Chron's test
by: April

JoAnne,
I was wondering if you could give me some hope about having chron's. How did you find out you had it and how did you cope? Is is terrible to live w/? What about the med's you have to take? Can you lead a pretty normal life w/ it? Also have you read about fistulas b/c I think that's what they air bubbles are. Have you ever had a pap that's checked for fistulas? Thanks for all the advice and info.

Recto Vaginal Fistula
by: JoAnne

The name of the blood work goes to Prometheus Laburatories. Address is 9410 Carroll Park Dr. San Diago California 92121. The Phone # is 1-888-423-5227 and the ICD code is IBD Erology 7 & 1007 this is Ulcorative Colitis & Crohn's Disease. This will check for both, but remember the test is $400.00. You doctor will have to order the test. Hope this helps you.

chrohn's blood test
by: Anonymous

JoAnne,
In response to your comment, I was wondering if you could tell me the name of the blood test. I would love to try that before the colonoscopy. Thanks so much for your response. I also wonder when are the air bubbles worse for you? Mine seem to be worse when I lift of bend or right after peeing. It is very aggervating. Please let me know about the name of the blood test. Thanks again!

Recto Vaginal Fictula
by: JoAnne

I have the gas bubbles as well. I have been having Crohn's seens 1999. But, I have never asked if the gas bubbles that came from the front had anything from the front had anything to do with Crohn's. But if you get any information I would love to know. And I know that the scope doesn't aways tell you if you have Crohn's. There is a blood test that you can take which is a $400.00 test that will tell you more than the scope will tell you. The blood test is sent to California. Hope this help you and I hope someone will let you know something you can pass own to me.

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