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575 Possible Causes for Constipation, Steatorrhea

  • Celiac Disease

    This study aims to determine the prevalence of CD in patients with chronic constipation.[] In classical celiac disease , patients have signs and symptoms of malabsorption, including diarrhea, steatorrhea (pale, foul-smelling, fatty stools), and weight loss or growth[] Steatorrhea (foul-smelling, pale, bulky, and greasy stools) ranges from mild to severe (7 to 50 g of fat/day).[]

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    The most common form of cystic fibrosis is associated with respiratory symptoms, digestive problems (steatorrhea and/or constipation) and staturoponderal growth anomalies.[] Treatment of constipation and prevention of complete bowel obstruction are required for gastrointestinal management in CF.[] This mostly comes to notice as steatorrhea due to the high undigested lipid content in the stool. Pancreatic insufficiency also leads to decreased levels of insulin.[]

  • Pancreatic Carcinoma

    The common etiology in all these processes is fat malabsorption, steatorrhea, saponification of calcium, and absorption of free oxalate.[] Early signs of pancreatic cancer include: pain in the upper abdomen loss of appetite nausea and vomiting weight loss changed bowel motions – either diarrhoea or severe constipation[] Instruct the patient to inspect her or his stools daily and report to the physician any signs of steatorrhea.[]

  • Enterolith

    A 30-year-old woman presented with a short history of abdominal pain which rapidly progressed to absolute constipation.[] Steatorrhea and megaloblastic anemia due to vitamin B12 malabsorption are described as chronic complications due to stasis and bacterial overgrowth within the diverticula.[] During the eight months of the obstinate constipation, numerous laxatives,[]

  • Endocrine Dysfunction

    Often, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is symptomless, but symptoms can include: Cold intolerance Constipation Dry hair and loss of hair Fatigue Goiter (enlargement of the thyroid[] Relationship with steatorrhea . Dig Dis Sci 39 , 993 – 998 . 36.[] Too little thyroid activity (hypothyroidism, underactive thyroid) results in fatigue, constipation, dry skin and depression.[]

  • Colonic Disease

    […] fistulas to loops of bowel, bladder, vagina and perianal skin; also protein losing enteropathy, generalized malabsorption, vitamin B12 deficiency, bile salt malabsorption with steatorrhea[] Constipation is a common clinical feature of RDEB, but fetal complications of chronic constipation are rarely reported.[] A small number of people (about 5%) may have severe constipation or incontinence.[]

  • Pancreatitis

    Most adverse effects were mild, such as headache, nausea and constipation.[] Patients are normally advised to maintain a diet low in fat (less than 40 gm per day) when steatorrhea is present.[] Physicians often prescribe narcotics, which may have side effects like constipation and drowsiness.[]

  • Diabetes Mellitus

    Damage to the nerves related to digestion can cause problems with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation. For men, it may lead to erectile dysfunction.[] steatorrhea.[] Clinical features of type I diabetes Some of the symptoms include weight loss, polyurea, polydipsia, polyphagia, constipation fatigue, cramps, blurred vision, and candidiasis[]

  • Intestinal Disease

    Constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are two common examples.[] This chronic illness was characterized by diarrhea, steatorrhea, and intestinal pseudo-obstruction.[] 20enteropathy correct celiac enteropathy 2, record 1, English, celiac%20enteropathy correct nontropical sprue 7, record 1, English, nontropical%20sprue obsolete idiopathic steatorrhea[]

  • Bezoar

    A man presented complaining of several months of back pain and constipation without vomiting, abdominal pain, or distension.[] […] necrosis of bowel wall may lead to perforation, peritonitis Distal extension of the bezoar can lead to Obstructive jaundice Acute pancreatitis Protein-losing enteropathy Steatorrhea[] His constipation was associated with encopresis and began shortly after toilet-training.[]

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