Enterocutaneous Fistula Diagnosis
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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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