Injury to the rectum and vagina can cause many problems. These problems may include rectal or vaginal bleeding, infection, constipation, pain, or leaking of stool. The injury can be caused by an accident, childbirth, or physical or sexual abuse.
Medicines can treat pain. They can also prevent infection. Surgery may be needed to treat severe injuries.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of:
May 27, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine
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