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Doctor insights on: What Causes A Internal Duodenal Fistula

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Can chronic fissures cause fistula how can i avoid that ?

Can chronic fissures cause fistula how can i avoid that ?

Risk increases: With chronic fissures, you would be more at risk to develop a possible fistula than a person without chronic fissures. Get the fissure treated and controlled, and your risk would decrease of any possible fistula formation. Other than that, there is not much else you can do. Be well, best wishes. ...Read more

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Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more


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Can chronic pancreatitis cause rectal fistulas?

Can chronic pancreatitis cause rectal fistulas?

Perhaps: If one had significant pancreatic insufficiency and that they had chronic diarrhea, then perhaps one could develop rectal fistulas in the right scenario. This would be rare and an exception. Otherwise, the pancreas is far from the rectum and cannot be associated with this condition. I would defer to my GI and colo-rectal and general surgery colleagues for their opinions. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what causes an anal fistula?

Can you please tell me what causes an anal fistula?

Infected anal gland: the most common cause if an infected gland near the anus typically due to obstruction of the gland. Thus results in a small abscess. The abscess needs to drain to prevent you from becoming sick. It does this by finding a path to release to release the puss. The pathway is typically to the adjacent skin near the anus. In rare circumstance fistulas can be the result of Crohnes or cancer. ...Read more

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Is there any non invasive way to know that spasm inside (rectum) is due to internal haemoroids or fistula.?

Is there any non invasive way to know that spasm inside (rectum) is due to internal haemoroids or fistula.?

Rectal spasms: Rectal spasms are not usually caused by fistulas or hemorrhoids. Evaluation usually consists of an office exam with possible anoscopy (a 4 inch scope). ...Read more

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Can IBS cause rectovaginal fistulas. What should I do?

Can IBS cause rectovaginal fistulas. What should I do?

No: Ibs is physiologic not pathologic. However, I am assuming that is the correct diagnosis: ie both the ibs and the r-v fistula. See a colorectal surgeon for confirmation and options for treatment. ...Read more

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What is anus fistula and what are its causes?

Tract: A fistula involving the anus or rectum is a pathologic communication, tract or conduit between two anatomic structures or organs caused by infection or inflammation. The tract can drain pus if it leads to an abscess. Crohn's disease is a common cause of ano-rectal fistulae. ...Read more

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What is an enteroenteric fistula? What causes it?

Fistula: Entero-enteric fistula is an abnormal communication between two loops of bowel. Usually caused by diseases such as Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, cancer, etc. I hope this helps. All best! ...Read more

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What can cause a fistula between vagina and rectum?

Fistula: Fistulas are abnormal connections between to organs. Common causes of fistulas to the rectum are diverticulitis, history of a perirectal abscess that drains into the vagina, trauma, post-partum complication and tumors. The symptoms would be having fecal material drain from the vagina. These almost always require surgery to correct. ...Read more

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How can fistulas (urinary) cause involuntary urine loss?

How can fistulas (urinary) cause involuntary urine loss?

Escape: Body fluids, including urine, just follows the path of least resistance. If the fistula connection provides an easier way to escape than the "normal" route, then involuntary urine loss will follow. ...Read more

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Duodenum (Definition)

The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It is responsible for aspects of digestion and nutrient absorption immediately after ...Read more