An obstetric fistula is a hole between the vagina and rectum or bladder that is caused by prolonged obstructed labor, leaving a woman incontinent of urine or feces or both.
Causes of Gastro-intestinal Fistula:
These are the most common things which GIFs in both men and women.
- radiation treatment to your abdomen
- a bowel obstruction
- surgical suture problems
- incision site problems
- an abscess
- an infection
- a Hematoma, or blood clot under your skin
- a tumor
Causes of Obstetric Fistula:
Obstetric Fistula caused by prolonged and difficult delivery. Obstetric fistula most commonly occurs among women who live in low-resource countries, who give birth without access to medical help. If a woman’s labor becomes obstructed, she could remain in excruciating pain for days before her baby is finally dislodged. Her baby likely dies and she is often left with an obstetric fistula, a small hole created by constant pressure from the fetus, which renders her incontinent.