Enterocutaneous Fistula Diagnosis

How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, exams, processes, and other information relating to the diagnosis of Enterocutaneous Fistula below.


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How to Diagnose Enterocutaneous Fistula

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done. You may need to see a colon and rectal surgeon.

Tests may include the following:

  • Barium swallow test-This is a series of x-rays of your throat. The barium helps make the throat images more clear.
  • Barium enema if colon is involved-Fluid is inserted into the rectum. The fluid makes your colon show up on an x-ray.
  • Fistulogram-Dye is injected into an opening of the skin. X-rays are taken.
  • CT scan of abdomen-Several cross-sectional x-ray images are taken to look at the organs inside your body.
  • Ultrasound-This is a test that uses sound waves to examine the abdomen.


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