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Can I have no symptoms but still be diagnosed with gastrointestinal fistula?

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Dr. Adam Steinlauf
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fistula

Absolutely. Fistula between to relatively close loops of bowel may result in no symptoms at all.
It depends on where the fistula is and what structures are being connected by the fistula.

In brief: Fistula

Absolutely. Fistula between to relatively close loops of bowel may result in no symptoms at all.
It depends on where the fistula is and what structures are being connected by the fistula.
Dr. Adam Steinlauf
Dr. Adam Steinlauf
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Fistulas are abnormal communications between different areas of the body.
Sometimes these are small and essentially asymptomatic. In such cases, it can be safe to just treat these with regular observation, but sometimes the asymptomatic fistula can enlarge and become symptomatic over time.

In brief: Yes

Fistulas are abnormal communications between different areas of the body.
Sometimes these are small and essentially asymptomatic. In such cases, it can be safe to just treat these with regular observation, but sometimes the asymptomatic fistula can enlarge and become symptomatic over time.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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