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Obstetric Fistula Surgery in Indore

Dr. Nilesh Dehariya, Senior Laser Proctologist
Dr. Nilesh Dehariya
Senior Laser Proctologist in Indore

Obstetric fistula

Obstetric fistula is a devastating childbirth injury that occurs when there is prolonged and obstructed labor without timely medical intervention, resulting in a hole (fistula) between the birth canal and a nearby organ, such as the bladder or rectum. This condition leads to continuous and uncontrollable leakage of urine and/or feces through the vagina.

 

Causes of Obstetric Fistula:

  1. Prolonged and Obstructed Labor: When the baby’s head is not able to pass through the birth canal, it can cause pressure on the surrounding tissues, leading to tissue death and the formation of a fistula.

  2. Lack of Access to Emergency Obstetric Care: Inadequate access to medical facilities or skilled birth attendants can contribute to delays in managing complications during childbirth.

  3. Early Childbearing: Young girls, whose bodies are not fully developed for childbirth, are more at risk of experiencing obstructed labor.

  4. Malnutrition: Poor nutrition can contribute to physical immaturity and smaller pelvis size, increasing the risk of obstructed labor.

  5. Lack of Healthcare Infrastructure: In regions with limited access to healthcare, women may not receive adequate prenatal care or timely medical assistance during labor.

Symptoms of Obstetric Fistula:

  1. Continuous Urinary Leakage (Vesicovaginal Fistula): Inability to control the flow of urine.

  2. Continuous Fecal Leakage (Rectovaginal Fistula): Inability to control the passage of feces.

  3. Foul-Smelling Vaginal Discharge: Due to the presence of urine or feces in the vaginal canal.

  4. Social Stigma: Women with obstetric fistula often face social isolation and discrimination due to the associated odor and leakage.

Treatment of Obstetric Fistula:

  1. Surgical Repair: Fistula repair surgery is the primary treatment, aiming to close the hole and restore normal function.

  2. Rehabilitation: Post-surgical care, including physical therapy and counseling, is essential to help women recover and reintegrate into their communities.

  3. Prevention: Access to quality prenatal care, skilled birth attendants, and emergency obstetric services can prevent the occurrence of obstetric fistulas.

Efforts to address obstetric fistula often involve a multidisciplinary approach, including medical, surgical, and psychosocial support. Various organizations and initiatives work globally to prevent, treat, and raise awareness about obstetric fistula, with the goal of improving maternal health and preventing these devastating injuries.

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