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34 Possible Causes for Cholestasis, Foul Smelling Stool, Vitamin B12 Deficiency

  • Malabsorption Syndrome

    Frequent diarrhea and foul-smelling stools. Weakness. Weight loss. Your doctor can evaluate your symptoms to determine the cause and recommend treatment.[] Cirrhosis and cholestasis reduce hepatic bile synthesis or delivery of bile salts to the duodenum, causing malabsorption.[] Signs of deficiencies may be apparent. There may be: Non-anaemic iron deficiency. Iron-deficiency anaemia. Folate deficiency or vitamin B12 deficiency.[]

  • Chronic Pancreatitis

    Patients complain of diarrhoea, foul smelling stools that are difficult to flush, and weight loss.[] Remember that cholestasis or jaundice can also occur from intrinsic liver disease, such as alcoholic hepatitis.[] The diarrhea is a result of fat malabsorption, which results in bulky, foul-smelling stools that may appear oily and float (steatorrhea).[]

  • Short Bowel Syndrome

    Other symptoms include floating stools and foul-smelling stools, intestinal cramping, bloating, and heartburn.[] This resulted in a significant period without enteral nutrition, leading to development of cholestasis.[] Among patients with short bowel syndrome, MMA levels may have limited specificity for vitamin B12 deficiency.[]

  • Steatorrhea

    Foul smelling stool. Stool too sticky and difficult to flush from toilet pan. Presence of diarrhea. Distension of abdomen.[] Abstract A prospective study was undertaken to evaluate fat malabsorption during intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), a disease characterized by a mild cholestasis[] Vitamin B12 is very important for intestinal health. Vitamin B12 deficiency can causes mal-absorption of the fat.[]

  • Celiac Disease

    […] that are foul smelling, oily, or stick to the toilet when flushed Unexplained weight loss (although people can be overweight or normal weight) Other problems that can develop[] UDCA therapy in pediatric patients with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis. Hepatology. 1997; 25 :519–523. [ PubMed ] [ Google Scholar ] 35.[] Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord should be considered in patients with chronic Vitamin B12 deficiency presenting with neurological symptoms.[]

  • Congenital Malabsorption of Folic Acid

    Symptoms include a failure to grow and the passage of fatty, foul-smelling stools that float to the top of the toilet water.[] ., exocrine pancreas insufficiency or cholestasis ) is caused by an intraluminal disorder (insufficient secretion of pancreatic enzymes or bile ), which prevents the adequate[] […] 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[]

  • Giardiasis

    Symptoms include explosive, watery, greasy, foul-smelling stools, bloating, nausea, pain, gas, fatigue, and loss of appetite.[] PubMed CrossRef 111 Erlandsen S: Reduction in fecal excretion of Giardia cysts: effect of cholestasis and diet. J Parasitol. 2005, 91 :1482–4.[] "Commonly, patients with giardiasis have a deficiency of the enzyme lactase, required to digest cow's milk, and they may also fail to absorb folic acid and vitamin B12, leading[]

  • Pancreatitis

    : lack of bile due to blockage of the main bile duct pale yellow, greasy, foul-smelling stool: Source: iStock What is pancreatitis?[] Six years before she presented two episodes of extrahepatic cholestasis, the first one was associated with acute pancreatitis.[] B12, a vitamin essential for the formation of red blood cells, nerve health and fat and carbohydrate metabolism, may reach dangerously low levels with such deficiencies.[]

  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

    Inability to absorb fats in the diet may lead to steatorrhea (excess fat in the feces) that results in foul smelling oily stool, and may cause some anal leakage or fecal incontinence[] METHODS: 26 patients aged 8 to 25 years with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis were included in the study.[] However, there was evidence of vitamin B12 deficiency as shown by an abnormal deoxyuridine suppression test and by the response to treatment with physiological doses of vitamin[]

  • Diphyllobothriasis

    Macroscopy of her stool revealed undigested material that was semi-formed but without any foul smell.[] […] proemptosis , protasis , sannyasis , trombosis , unpossess 4 syllables : adivasis , anabasis , anaclasis , antiphrasis , apophasis , biognosis , calabasas , catabasis , cholestasis[] If needed, your health care provider will prescribe vitamin B12 injections or supplements to treat vitamin B12 deficiency and anemia.[]

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