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31 Possible Causes for Bulky Stool, Steatorrhea, Vitamin B12 Deficiency

  • Malabsorption Syndrome

    Other symptoms you may have: Frequent diarrhea Bad-smelling and loose stool Stools that are light in color or bulky Stools that are hard to flush away because they float or[] Abstract A patient with malabsorption syndrome and steatorrhea was found to have IgG (lambda) M component in the blood and some extracellular deposition of IgG in the intestinal[] Signs of deficiencies may be apparent. There may be: Non-anaemic iron deficiency. Iron-deficiency anaemia. Folate deficiency or vitamin B12 deficiency.[]

  • Chronic Pancreatitis

    The diarrhea is a result of fat malabsorption, which results in bulky, foul-smelling stools that may appear oily and float (steatorrhea).[] Nausea and vomiting Steatorrhea: Frequent, oily, foul-smelling bowel movements.[] Chronic Pancreatitis Symptoms Symptoms of chronic pancreatitis include: Abdominal pain Weight loss Bulky, fatty or oily stools Pancreatic calcifications (small, hardened calcium[]

  • Tropical Sprue

    Steatorrhea (foul-smelling, pale, bulky, and greasy stools) is common.[] , and decreased in a subject with tropical sprue who did not present steatorrhea.[] People with vitamin B12 deficiency will receive vitamin supplements as well.[]

  • Pancreatic Insufficiency

    […] malabsorption and calcification may be seen; the presenting symptoms are often weight loss and abdominal pain in severe pancreatic insufficiency the patient may complain of bulky[] CF should therefore be considered in the differential diagnosis of infants with steatorrhea and failure to thrive.[] Malabsorption that occurs with pancreatic insufficiency causes and increased risk of vitamin deficiencies (A, D, E, K, B12) and should be checked at the time of diagnosis[]

  • Steatorrhea

    […] by a number of symptoms: Foul-smelling stools Bulky stool Pale stools Red and bloody stools Loose stools Greasy stools Steatorrhea Diagnosis Testing for the root problem[] Steatorrhea (or steatorrhoea) is the presence of excess fat in feces.[] Vitamin B12 is very important for intestinal health. Vitamin B12 deficiency can causes mal-absorption of the fat.[]

  • Blind Loop Syndrome

    […] intermittent diarrhoea due to disaccharidase deficiency, abdominal ‘colic’, haemorrhage, vitamin deficiency and neurologic symptoms; with prolonged partial obstruction, the stool[] METHODS: A lady was admitted with a long history of steatorrhea, anemia and hypocalcemia due to a blind loop syndrome after a BPD.[] […] and mineral deficiencies that occur as a result of the malabsorption associated with BLS patients with advanced cases should be investigated for: Vitamin B12 deficiency Folate[]

  • Celiac Disease

    Consult your child's doctor if your child is pale, irritable or failing to grow or has a potbelly and foul-smelling, bulky stools.[] , and nutritional and vitamin deficiencies Applies To Celiac: crisis infantilism rickets Gee (-Herter) disease Gluten enteropathy Idiopathic steatorrhea Nontropical sprue[] Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord should be considered in patients with chronic Vitamin B12 deficiency presenting with neurological symptoms.[]

  • Whipple Disease

    Symptoms In addition to weight and muscle loss, malabsorption may lead to diarrhea, bloating, cramping, frequent bulky stools, and a distended stomach.[] Chronic malabsorptive diarrhea may also develop and lead to steatorrhea.[] Hyperpigmentation – due to pellagra or niacin (vitamin B3) deficiency, B12 deficiency or low cortisol levels Petechia or purpura – due to vitamin C or vitamin K deficiency[]

  • Short Bowel Syndrome

    The symptoms of short bowel syndrome can include: Abdominal pain Diarrhea and steatorrhea (oily, bulky stool, which can be malodorous) Fluid depletion Weight loss and malnutrition[] Natural conjugated bile acids improve steatorrhea to a smaller extent and greatly worsen diarrhea.[] KEYWORDS: methylmalonic acid; short bowel syndrome; small bowel bacterial overgrowth; vitamin B12 deficiency[]

  • Congenital Malabsorption of Folic Acid

    You may have light-colored , foul-smelling stools that are soft and bulky . Stools are difficult to flush and may float or stick to the sides of the toilet bowl .[] Steatorrhea  main feature in most cases 3 Diarrhea Nutrient Intestinal malabsorption secretion Steatorrhea Watery D. Inflammatory D.[] […] anemias D50.9 Iron deficiency anemia, unspecified D51 Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia D51.0 Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia due to intrinsic factor deficiency D51.1 Vitamin B12[]

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