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Can chronic pancreatitis cause rectal fistulas?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Michel Kahaleh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Fistula

That will be very unusual .
Typically fistula related to pancreas are located higher.

In brief: Fistula

That will be very unusual .
Typically fistula related to pancreas are located higher.
Dr. Michel Kahaleh
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