ComplicationsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Physical complications of rectovaginal fistula may include:
- Problems with hygiene
- Recurrent vaginal or urinary tract infections
- Irritation or inflammation of your vagina, perineum or the skin around your anus
- Infected fistula that forms an abscess, a problem that can become life-threatening if not treated
- Fistula recurrence
Among women with Crohn's disease who develop a fistula, the chance of another fistula forming later is high.
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