Megaduodenum: A rare condition where the duodenum is dilated and the muscles don't function normally which affects the movement of digestive waste material through the intestines. The symptoms of the condition are similar to that caused by an intestinal obstruction.
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of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
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is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called ...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
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Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
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Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
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Definitions of Megaduodenum:
Megaduodenum is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Megaduodenum, or a subtype of Megaduodenum,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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