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My friend just had an hyteractomy, approximately a week and

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my friend just had an hyteractomy, approximately a week and a half ago now she is having bowel movements through her vagina... is that normal?
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this is not normal

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this a called a rectovaginal fistula

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it is not a common complication of surgery....

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that said, it is well known.

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this is where a passage between the vagina and bowel has been created.

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once confirmed, a rectovaginal fistual will have to be repaired surgically.

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