What increases my risk for an obstetric fistula?


Your risk for an obstetric fistula is increased if you experience childbearing difficulty and do not get the proper medical attention in time. If you have poor nutrition and your pelvic area and skeletal system is underdeveloped, your risk also increases. If you live in a developing country where medical intervention is not readily available, you have a much higher risk for an obstetric fistula.

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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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