What are the treatment options for an obstetric fistula?

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Treatment options for obstetric fistula include antibiotic medication to clear up infection in your body, if present. A fistula may, but usually does not, close up on its own. Surgery is also a treatment option to correct the abnormal joining of your vagina, rectum, and large intestine. You may have to wait until the tissue is healthy to have the surgery. During the surgery, a gynecologist or a colorectal surgeon will most likely remove the section of tissue with the fistula in it. Then the doctor will sew the healthy tissue together.

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