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How do medications treat an obstetric fistula?

Medications such as antibiotics treat obstetric fistula by ridding the body of infection. If surgery is required to correct an obstetric fistula, all infection and inflammation must be eliminated before surgery can be considered. The tissues around the fistula opening must be healthy before surgery can be performed. Talk to your doctor about taking the medications as they may have side effects.

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