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Altered bowel habit

Altered bowel habit: Introduction

Altered bowel habit: An altered bowel habit is any abnormal unusual bowel movement or change in the normal pattern of bowel movements in an individual. See detailed information below for a list of 35 causes of Altered bowel habit, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Altered bowel habit: Symptom Checker

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Altered bowel habit Treatments

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Medications or substances causing Altered bowel habit:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Altered bowel habit as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Altered bowel habit: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Altered bowel habit

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Altered bowel habit: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Altered bowel habit

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, is over-diagnosed, 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 system contains a variety 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" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the 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's more likely to be an infectious 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, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal effect). One of the most 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 symptoms (see more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, more »

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Altered bowel habit: Related Rare Diseases

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Altered bowel habit: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Altered bowel habit

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How Common are these Causes of Altered bowel habit?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Altered bowel habit. Of the 35 causes of Altered bowel habit that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 32 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Altered bowel habit:

The following list of conditions have 'Altered bowel habit' 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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Classifications of Altered bowel habit:

Medical Conditions associated with Altered bowel habit:

Bowel movements (2383 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Defecation symptoms (2383 causes), Intestinal symptoms (5299 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Bowel problems (2509 causes)

Symptoms related to Altered bowel habit:

Bowel movement symptoms, Diarrhea (2312 causes), Constipation (726 causes), Drug side effect, Abdominal pain (2568 causes), Irritable bowel syndrome (26 causes)

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