Study: the link between BV and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and colitis)

There is a positive association between IBD and BV bacteria, with worse outcomes for those on steroids treatment.

Crohn’s disease and your vulva and vagina

Crohn's disease can also affect the vagina and vulva, however vulvovaginal or gynaecological symptoms in women may be missed, and can be hard to treat.

Understanding the vaginal fistula

A vaginal fistula is an abnormal opening between the vagina and another organ, often caused by childbirth, surgery, or diseases like Crohn's. Symptoms vary based on the affected tissue but may include incontinence, foul-smelling discharge, and painful sex. Diagnosis involves a thorough medical history, physical examination, and possibly imaging tests.

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