Gastrointestinal fistula

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What is gastrointestinal fistula?

A gastrointestinal fistula is an opening through the intestine wall and into the abdominal cavity, into another organ, or through the abdominal wall; this opening allows the stomach contents to leak. It may cause pain, vomiting, diarrhea and infection.

Common symptoms reported by people with gastrointestinal fistula

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with gastrointestinal fistula

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cortate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(MS Contin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
gastrointestinal fistula (1)

Data from patients with gastrointestinal fistula, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with gastrointestinal fistula

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cortate)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
increased insomnia
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(MS Contin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastrointestinal fistula (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization incision infection
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
gastrointestinal fistula (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with gastrointestinal fistula, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has gastrointestinal fistula on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 6
40s 10
50s 11
60s 3
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 12
Female 22

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 17
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from gastrointestinal fistula patients who have completed their condition history
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