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Is there a cure for an obstetric fistula?

Given the right medical treatment, obstetric fistulas are quite curable. The cure for an obstetric fistula includes antibiotic medication and surgery. Antibiotics are used to cure and prevent infection. Sometimes the fistula closes up on its own with proper home care, but surgery is necessary when the fistula does not close on its own. After surgery, a brief period of recovery and healing is necessary, including using a catheter to drain the bladder for up to two weeks; but your body should function normally. The extent of the surgery and recovery requirements depend on the complexity of the fistula, among other factors.

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