Medical Specialty >> Gastroenterology

Doctors Lounge - Gastroenterology Answers

Back to Gastroenterology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/15/2017.

Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: post operable intestinal fistula draining


 esther26 - Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:42 pm

I am writing to you about a male friend of mine who is 55. He had stomach cancer over last 2 years. 90% of stomach cut away about 1 1/2 years ago. The cancer is now cleared. But has had complications ever since, has not able to eat for long time lost a lot of weight which made him very week.
had to have a colonoscopy 4 months ago
• Has had :?: for over 2 months
• And now in addition has Fistula draining at ostomy site where (colonoscopy was done)

I understand that these Fistulas do sometimes occur post operable but don’t usually last so long. My friend is very week and ill needs urgent help. Can anyone suggest a specialist who has extensive experience with these types of fistulas?
 esther26 - Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:54 pm

This is the correct post I am writing to you about a male friend of mine who is 55. He had stomach cancer over last 2 years. 90% of stomach cut away about 1 1/2 years ago. The cancer is now cleared. But has had complications ever since, has not able to eat for long time lost a lot of weight which made him very week.
had to have a colonoscopy 4 months ago
• Has had Intestinal fistula draining for over 2 months
• And now in addition has Fistula draining at ostomy site where (colonoscopy was done)

I understand that these Fistulas do sometimes occur post operable but don’t usually last so long. My friend is very week and ill needs urgent help. Can anyone suggest a specialist who has extensive experience with these types of fistulas?

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us