Can an obstetric fistula be prevented?


Obstetric fistulas can be prevented with timely and proper medical treatment. If a pregnant woman has access to readily available medical intervention, such as a caesarean section, when childbirth difficulties occur, the development of an obstetric fistula can be avoided. Proper nourishment and prenatal health care are also helpful in preventing an obstetric fistula. Some organizations, such as the Campaign to End Fistula, believe that addressing the issues of poverty and sexual education can also contribute to preventing obstetric fistulas.

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Digestive Diseases

Digestive diseases, also known as gastrointestinal diseases, are disorders that affect your esophagus, stomach and small and large intestines. The symptoms of digestive diseases vary widely depending on which part of your digestiv...

e system is affected. Generally symptoms can be blood in your stool, a change in bowel habits, pain, weight loss or heartburn that is not relieved by antacids. See you doctor if you have any of these signs of digestive disease.

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