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322 Possible Causes for Steatorrhea, Upper Abdominal Pain

  • Pancreatitis

    Patients are normally advised to maintain a diet low in fat (less than 40 gm per day) when steatorrhea is present.[] The signs and symptoms of acute pancreatitis include: Upper abdominal pain Abdominal pain that radiates to your back Abdominal pain that feels worse after eating Fever Rapid[] Symptoms Upper abdominal pain is a very common presenting sign of pancreatitis. Other signs includes nausea and vomiting, prostration, steatorrhea and weight loss.[]

  • Duodenal Ulcer

    The patient complained of continuous upper abdominal pain. Her medical history included idiopathic chronic pancreatitis.[] The patient's steatorrhea probably contributes to the diarrhea.[] Diagnosing a Duodenal Ulcer Upper GI X-ray Blood tests Endoscopy Biopsy Symptoms and signs The common symptoms of a duodenal ulcer include: Upper abdominal pain or pain below[]

  • Cholelithiasis

    We report a 7-year-old boy with sickle cell disease who presented with right upper quadrant abdominal pain.[] ‘These tumors are associated with diabetes mellitus, cholelithiasis, steatorrhea, and hypochlorhydria.’[] Cholelithiasis Also known as gallstones, these hard masses are formed in the gallbladder or passages, and can cause severe upper right abdominal pain radiating to the right[]

  • Chronic Pancreatitis

    The patient complained of continuous upper abdominal pain. Her medical history included idiopathic chronic pancreatitis.[] They are useful in significantly improving steatorrhea (passage of fat through the stool).[] A 34-year-old man presented with right upper abdominal pain for a few weeks and slightly elevated bilirubin level on clinical findings.[]

  • Hereditary Pancreatitis

    ., upper abdominal pain that radiates to the back, abdominal tenderness, maldigestion, nausea, vomiting).[] Two patients (25.0%) developed steatorrhea during the follow-up at 26 and 35 years of disease progression.[] The most common symptom of hereditary pancreatitis is upper abdominal pain. Other symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, malnutrition and diabetes.[]

  • Enterolith

    A patient presented with a 4 h history of acute onset, progressive upper abdominal pain. There was localised peritonitis, with raised inflammatory markers and lactate.[] Steatorrhea and megaloblastic anemia due to vitamin B12 malabsorption are described as chronic complications due to stasis and bacterial overgrowth within the diverticula.[] Case report A 78-yr-old man presented with upper abdominal pain and anorexia of 3 days duration.[]

  • Gastrocolic Fistula

    We report a cachectic 82-year-old woman who presented with upper abdominal pain, diarrhoea, loss of weight and loss of appetite.[] It may produce a devastating syndrome which includes diarrhea, weight loss, malnutrition, anemia, and steatorrhea.[] The patient was a 58-year-old man who was hospitalized with upper abdominal pain.[]

  • Complication of Procedure

    Peristomal abscess Peristomal fistula Postoperative complication Postoperative death Postprocedural complication Postprocedural finding oral cavity Postprocedural pancreatic steatorrhea[] Persistent or recurrent upper abdominal pain which cannot be diagnosed by other tests such as MRCP/MRI, CT Confirming the diagnosis of cancer of the pancreas or the bile duct[]

  • Hookworm Infection

    In hookworm endemic areas, when empirical treatment for dyspepsia and upper abdominal pain with acid suppressive agents does not offer remedy, antihelminthic agents should[] Reports from Puerto Rico and India conclude that steatorrhea is a direct result of hookworm disease.[] Video of the Day Upper abdominal pain, loss of appetite and diarrhea may occur with intestinal worms.[]

  • Calcific Pancreatitis

    The authors present the case of a 12-year-old boy with a history of chronic upper abdominal pain.[] Four years later, she presented with steatorrhea with osteomalacia and secondary hyperparathyroidism, a rare occurrence in chronic pancreatitis.[] They present with either severe upper abdominal pain radiating to back requiring narcotic analgesics, or may present as diabetes or foul smelling loose sticky stools called[]

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