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Does getting an obstetric fistula run in families?

Just because your mother had an obstetric fistula does not increase your risk for getting one. You are at a higher risk of developing obstetric fistula if access to obstetric emergency care is not readily available in times of a childbearing emergency. Crohn's disease , which many experts believe is caused by a hereditary immune system dysfunction, may cause some fistulas, but not obstetric fistulas.

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