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Can bacterial infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

For instance an infection in the wall of the colon triggered by diverticulitis can eat through the colon lining and cause a channel to form between the colon and a nearby structure like the bladder.
This channel is called a fistula. In this example one symptom might be passing gas out your bladder (pneumoturia).

In brief: Yes

For instance an infection in the wall of the colon triggered by diverticulitis can eat through the colon lining and cause a channel to form between the colon and a nearby structure like the bladder.
This channel is called a fistula. In this example one symptom might be passing gas out your bladder (pneumoturia).
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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Dr. Adam Steinlauf
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Bacteria can cause a fistula.
Bacteria are felt to play a role in crohn's disease, which can result in fistula. Also, complications of infections such as diverticulitis can result in abscess and fistula formation.

In brief: Yes

Bacteria can cause a fistula.
Bacteria are felt to play a role in crohn's disease, which can result in fistula. Also, complications of infections such as diverticulitis can result in abscess and fistula formation.
Dr. Adam Steinlauf
Dr. Adam Steinlauf
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