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Steatorrhea: A condition which occurs when there is an excess of fat in the faeces. See detailed information below for a list of 34 causes of Steatorrhea, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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The presence of greater than normal amounts of fat in the feces which are frothy and foul smelling and floating; a symptom of disorders of fat metabolism and malabsorption syndrome
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Excessive amounts of fats in the feces, as in malabsorption syndromes.
- (Source - CRISP)
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Medical Conditions associated with Steatorrhea:
Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Stool odor (69 causes), Bowel problems (2509 causes), Odor symptoms (148 causes), Intestinal symptoms (5299 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Bowel movements (2383 causes)
Symptoms related to Steatorrhea:
Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Stool color changes (387 causes), Stool odor (69 causes), Bowel symptoms (5299 causes), Cystic fibrosis, Milk allergy, Pancreatitis (68 causes), Celiac disease, Malabsorption of fats in small intestine, Malabsorption (219 causes), Sprue
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