Treatment options for obstetric fistula include antibiotic medication to clear up infection in your body, if present. A fistula may, but usually does not, close up on its own. Surgery is also a treatment option to correct the abnormal joining of your vagina, rectum, and large intestine. You may have to wait until the tissue is healthy to have the surgery. During the surgery, a gynecologist or a colorectal surgeon will most likely remove the section of tissue with the fistula in it. Then the doctor will sew the healthy tissue together.
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- internal medicine
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- Hazleton General Hospital
- What are the treatment options for an obstetric fistula?
How is achalasia treated?
Patricia Raymond, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredWe can’t do much about the lack of movement in the body of the esophagus, but we can release the lower esophageal sphincter. Our options include dilation, injection with Botox (yep, the kind used for face wrinkles, and no, we aren’t permitted to inject any leftovers elsewhere), or surgical myomectomy. Most do well after these procedures to relax the lower esophageal sphincter.
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