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What is Bowel bypass syndrome?

What is Bowel bypass syndrome?

  • Bowel bypass syndrome: An illness that occurs in patients who have had bowel bypass surgery to treat obesity. The illness can occur days or even years after the operation. As many as a fifth of patients who undergo the operation may suffer the illness. It is believed to be caused by a build up of bacteria in a pouch in the bowel which triggers the immune system into action.

Bowel bypass syndrome: Introduction

Types of Bowel bypass syndrome:

Broader types of Bowel bypass syndrome:

How serious is Bowel bypass syndrome?

Prognosis of Bowel bypass syndrome: symptoms tend to last 2 - 6 days and often recurs in 1 - 6 weeks

What causes Bowel bypass syndrome?

Causes of Bowel bypass syndrome: see causes of Bowel bypass syndrome

What are the symptoms of Bowel bypass syndrome?

Symptoms of Bowel bypass syndrome: see symptoms of Bowel bypass syndrome

Bowel bypass syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Bowel bypass syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bowel bypass syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Bowel bypass syndrome: Gastroenterologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Bowel bypass syndrome.
Treatments for Bowel bypass syndrome: see treatments for Bowel bypass syndrome
Research for Bowel bypass syndrome: see research for Bowel bypass syndrome

Name and Aliases of Bowel bypass syndrome

Main name of condition: Bowel bypass syndrome

Other names or spellings for Bowel bypass syndrome:

intestinal bypass dermatosis-arthritis syndrome


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