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Is malnutrition a common problem with gastrointestinal fistula?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fistula

Fistulas can be due to medical problems that in themselves have substantial nutritional challenges (like crohn's disease).
And fistulas, by themselves, also increase the nutritional needs of the patient especially with electrolytes and protein.

In brief: Fistula

Fistulas can be due to medical problems that in themselves have substantial nutritional challenges (like crohn's disease).
And fistulas, by themselves, also increase the nutritional needs of the patient especially with electrolytes and protein.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Olaf Johansen
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Yes

Especially in large proximal (closer to stomach) high output fistula's.

In brief: Yes

Especially in large proximal (closer to stomach) high output fistula's.
Dr. Olaf Johansen
Dr. Olaf Johansen
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