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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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