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Bowel problems

Bowel problems: Introduction

Further information about Bowel problems is below, or review more specific information about these types of Bowel problems: Diarrhea, Constipation, bowel incontinence, fecal incontinence, stool symptoms, colon inflammation, Megacolon, bowel ischemia or other types.

Bowel problems: Symptoms affecting the bowel. See detailed information below for a list of 2509 causes of Bowel problems, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Bowel problems: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Bowel problems

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Misdiagnosis and Bowel problems

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome,...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course,...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the...read more »

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Bowel problems: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Bowel problems:

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Detailed list of causes of Bowel problems

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How Common are these Causes of Bowel problems?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Bowel problems. Of the 2509 causes of Bowel problems that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 16 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 35 causes are "common" diseases
  • 19 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 10 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 76 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 2410 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Bowel problems:

The following list of conditions have 'Bowel problems' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Bowel problems:

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Causes of Bowel problems Based on Risk Factors

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  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Bowel problems?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Bowel problems, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

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    Classifications of Bowel problems:

    Subtypes of Bowel problems:

    Diarrhea (2312 causes), Constipation (726 causes), Bowel incontinence (2114 causes), Fecal incontinence (135 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Colon inflammation (12 causes), Megacolon (24 causes), Bowel ischemia (47 causes), Bowel inflammation (20 causes), Bowel infrequency (5 causes), Bowel movements (2383 causes), Bowel obstruction (72 causes), Bowel sounds, absent [Silent abdomen] (11 causes), Bowel sounds, hypoactive (20 causes), Frequent bowel movements (15 causes), Irritable bowel syndrome (26 causes), Urge to defecate (10 causes), Travellers diarrhoea (6 causes), Pale stool (103 causes), Dark stool (50 causes), Bloody stool (406 causes), Persistent diarrhea (71 causes), Green stool (10 causes), Chronic diarrhoea (37 causes), Mucus in stool (60 causes), Malabsorption diarrhoea (16 causes), Black stool (47 causes), Changes in bowel habits (6 causes), Stool color (387 causes), White stool (93 causes), Bloody diarrhea (75 causes), Loose stool (219 causes), Stool odor (69 causes), Mucus stool (88 causes), Severe diarrhea (26 causes), Yellow stool (87 causes), Stools, clay-colored (8 causes), Watery stool (63 causes), Hard stool (3 causes), Rubbery, orange precipitate in stool, Pus in stool (27 causes), Steatorrhea (34 causes), Acute diarrhoea (41 causes), Frequent stools (14 causes), Foul-smelling stool (63 causes), Steatorrhoea (13 causes), Melena (103 causes), chronic diarrhea (66 causes), Fecal urgency (11 causes), Infectious diarrhea (7 causes), Fecal straining (21 causes), Rectal tenesmus (16 causes), Fecal impaction (17 causes), Anal bleeding (13 causes), bright red blood on toilet paper (7 causes), rectal bleeding (324 causes), tenesmus (52 causes), clay-colored stools (8 causes), Black tarry stools (2 causes), Abnormal stool texture (10 causes), Alternating constipation and diarrhea as in case of ulcerative colitis (15 causes), Small liquid stools (9 causes), Leakage of liquid stools (21 causes), Acute ibs-like diarrhea (13 causes), Chronic fatty diarrhea in children (5 causes), Bowel infrequency in pregnancy (12 causes), Uncontrollable passage of motion (49 causes), Chronic ibs-like diarrhea (13 causes), Allergic colitis (4 causes), Incontinence of faeces (1 cause), Chronic diarrhoea without weight loss in children (15 causes), Altered bowel habit in pregnancy (16 causes), Absence of bowel movement (23 causes), Gradual onset of chronic diarrhoea (9 causes), Intermittent osmotic diarrhea (15 causes), Bowel problems in pregnancy (12 causes), Constipation in infants (first 6 months) (15 causes), Dysentery (20 causes), Bowel movements in pregnancy (3 causes), Intermittent ibs-like diarrhea (8 causes), Fecal soiling in children (30 causes), Recurring Crohns-like diarrhea symptoms (8 causes), IBS-like diarrhea (23 causes), Sudden onset of diarrhoea (10 causes), Blood streaked diarrhoea (32 causes), Recurring ibd-like diarrhea (13 causes), Mild ibs-like diarrhea (10 causes), Incomplete evacuation (9 causes), Constipation during pregnancy (22 causes), Severe crohns-like diarrhea symptoms (23 causes), Alternating constipation and diarrhoea (15 causes), Acute Crohns-like diarrhea symptoms (11 causes), Ulcerative colitis-like dysentery (10 causes), Excessive watery diarrhea (15 causes), Crohn's-like diarrhoea symptoms (23 causes), Abrupt watery diarrhoea (33 causes), Sudden onset of constipation (8 causes), Severe ibd-like diarrhea (23 causes), Constipation in children (over 6 months) (52 causes), Chronic crohns-like diarrhea symptoms (17 causes), Acute ibd-like diarrhea (12 causes), Intense urge to defecate (20 causes), Leakage of stool (21 causes), Constant chronic diarrhea (16 causes), Chronic ibd-like diarrhea (16 causes), Acute diarrhea in children (35 causes), Involuntary defecation (18 causes), Sudden onset of watery diarrhoea (22 causes), Strangulation of a mechanically obstructed bowel (3 causes), Gradual onset of altered bowel habits (13 causes), Blood streaked diarrhea (14 causes), Severe ibs-like diarrhoea (23 causes), Chronic diarrhoea with weight loss in children (28 causes), Gradual onset of watery diarrhoea (14 causes), Intermittent Crohns-like diarrhea symptoms (9 causes), Crohns-like diarrhea symptoms (23 causes), Altered bowel habit (35 causes), Intermittent ibd-like diarrhea (14 causes), Intermittent obstipation (17 causes), Tenesmus in pregnancy (7 causes), Mild crohns-like diarrhea symptoms (11 causes), Diarrhoea similar to celiac disease (38 causes), Constant diarrhea (10 causes), Changes in elimination habits (31 causes), IBS-like symptoms (8 causes), Recurring ibs-like diarrhea (14 causes), Painful stool in children (13 causes), Mild ibd-like diarrhea (13 causes), Intermittent sudden onset on diarrhea (19 causes), Incontinence of feces (18 causes), Diarrhea in children (32 causes), Failure to expel stools (19 causes), Complete obstruction (5 causes), Constipation in pregnancy (11 causes), Mild ibs-like abdominal pain (9 causes), Arthralgia similar to that in Inflammatory bowel disease (21 causes), Constant Lower abdominal pain similar to inflammatory bowel disease (19 causes), Ibd-like symptoms (27 causes), Recurring ibs-like symptoms (27 causes), Recurring ibs-like abdominal pain (10 causes), Severe ibs-like symptoms (27 causes), Acute ibs-like symptoms (19 causes), Severe ibs-like abdominal pain (17 causes), Acute ibs-like abdominal pain (12 causes), Chronic ibs-like symptoms (27 causes), Erythema nodosum as seen in inflammatory bowel disease (14 causes), Chronic ibs-like abdominal pain (17 causes), Arthropathies similar to that in inflammatory bowel disease (11 causes), Intermittent ibs-like symptoms (17 causes), Intermittent ibs-like abdominal pain (9 causes), Mild ibs-like symptoms (15 causes), Recurring ibd-like abdominal pain (13 causes), Severe ibd-like symptoms (27 causes), Acute ibd-like symptoms (11 causes), Severe ibd-like abdominal pain (17 causes), Acute ibd-like abdominal pain (14 causes), Chronic ibd-like symptoms (27 causes), Chronic ibd-like abdominal pain (17 causes), Intermittent ibd-like symptoms (12 causes), Intermittent ibd-like abdominal pain (13 causes), IBD-like abdominal pain (17 causes), Mild ibd-like symptoms (13 causes), Mild ibd-like abdominal pain (13 causes), Abdominal pain similar to Inflammatory bowel disease (19 causes), Recurring ibd-like symptoms (18 causes), Stringy stool in children (2 causes), Foul stool odor in children (5 causes), Blood in stools as in case of inflammatory bowel disease (31 causes), Sudden onset of soft unformed stools (13 causes), Sudden onset of dark coloured stools (14 causes), Sudden onset of hematochezia (10 causes), Pencil-thin stools (5 causes), Hematochezia (109 causes), Abnormal stool texture in children (17 causes), Sudden onset of dark colored stools (7 causes), Gradual onset of foul smelling fatty stools (4 causes), Scybalous stools (4 causes), Gradual onset of hematochezia (7 causes), White stool in pregnancy (12 causes), Persistent diarrhoea (14 causes), Pale colored stools (9 causes), Garlic stool odor in children (3 causes), Floating stool in children (7 causes), Fatty stool in children (10 causes), Yellow stool in pregnancy, Clay coloured stools (31 causes), Altered stool texture (9 causes), Presence of micellar fat in the faeces (9 causes), Unusual stool odor in children (11 causes), Passing black, tarry stools (33 causes), Elevated faecal elastase (3 causes), Melenous stools (8 causes), Sudden onset of abnormal stools (7 causes), Increased faecal urobilinogen (1 cause), Sudden onset of foul smelling stools (9 causes), Melenous stool (11 causes), Clay-coloured stool in children (5 causes), Stringy stool (2 causes), Dark stool in children (9 causes), Clay-colored stool in children (7 causes), Sudden onset of fatty stools (9 causes), Foul stool odour in children (28 causes), Steatorrhea similar to Celiac disease (9 causes), Smelly stool in children (10 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Bowel problems:

    Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Defecation symptoms (2383 causes), Intestinal symptoms (5299 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes)

    Symptoms related to Bowel problems:

    Abdominal pain (2568 causes), Diarrhea (2312 causes), Constipation (726 causes), Incontinence (359 causes), Urinary incontinence (289 causes), Bowel pain, Rectal bleeding (324 causes), Rectal pain (27 causes)

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