What activities should someone with an obstetric fistula avoid?

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People with obstetric fistulas should avoid any activities that cause the affected area to become more irritated. If sex causes pain and irritation, you may have to avoid sexual activity until treated. You should also avoid any activity that makes you feel uncomfortable due to the lack of control of your bodily functions. Participate in activities that allow you to keep the affected area healthy, dry, and as comfortable as possible.

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