A fistula is an abnormal connection between two parts of the body. Some of the common types of fistulas occur between the bladder to vagina, the rectum to vagina, the urethra to vagina and the bladder to uterus. Urogenital fistula repair requires specialized, multidisciplinary knowledge of the genitourinary tract, the organs that make up the reproductive and urinary systems.
The Section of Urogynecology at Loma Linda University Medical Center is uniquely qualified in the Inland Empire as the only treatment center of urogenital fistulas and other bladder and pelvic disorders. Our surgeons are national leaders who have the experience and expertise required to perform the complicated procedure required to correct urogenital fistulas.
Urogenital Fistula Causes & Symptoms
Fistulas may result from an injury to the reproductive organs or the urinary system. In the United States, this most often happens as a complication during other pelvic surgeries.
Symptoms may include:
- Continual Incontinence
- Abdominal distention
- Passing stool or air into the vagina
Available Treatment for Urogenital Fistula
Since urogenital fistulas are unnatural connections between two body parts, surgery is required to correct the condition. Through pelvic reconstruction surgery, one of the specially qualified surgeons in the Section of Urogynecology can correct the complications that may be causing this condition.