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 for gastrointestinal fistula

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Compare treatments taken by people with gastrointestinal fistula

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Got a question about living with gastrointestinal fistula? Members in the forum might have the answers.

Who has gastrointestinal fistula on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 11 say gastrointestinal fistula is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 5
40s 10
50s 11
60s 6
70+ 5
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 14
Female 26

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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