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Megacolon: Introduction

Megacolon: Dilatation and hypertrophy of the colon. See detailed information below for a list of 24 causes of Megacolon, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Megacolon:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Megacolon. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Megacolon

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Megacolon: Symptom Checker

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Megacolon Treatments

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Megacolon: Animations

Megacolon: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Megacolon

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Megacolon: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Megacolon

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may 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 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 gut. This leads to " 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. 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, 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 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 more »

Megacolon: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Megacolon

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Megacolon: Related Rare Diseases

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Megacolon: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Megacolon listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Megacolon as a symptom include:

Definitions of Megacolon:

Dilatation of the COLON, often to alarming dimensions. There are various types of megacolon including congenital megacolon in HIRSCHSPRUNG DISEASE, idiopathic megacolon in CONSTIPATION, and TOXIC MEGACOLON.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

An abnormal enlargement of the colon; can be congenital (as in Hirschsprung's disease) or acquired (as when children refuse to defecate)
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Megacolon

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How Common are these Causes of Megacolon?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Megacolon. Of the 24 causes of Megacolon that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Megacolon:

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Conditions listing medical complications: Megacolon:

The following list of medical conditions have Megacolon or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. 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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Causes of Megacolon Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Megacolon based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Megacolon:

    Colon enlargement, Colonic dilatation
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Megacolon:

    Medical Conditions associated with Megacolon:

    Bowel problems (2509 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Colon symptoms (15 causes), Intestinal symptoms (5299 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Bowel movements (2383 causes), Intestine symptoms (4 causes)

    Symptoms related to Megacolon:

    Abdominal pain (2568 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Colon symptoms (15 causes), Ulcerative colitis, Carcinoma colon, Congenital megacolon, Toxic megacolon (12 causes), Pseudomembranous colitis, Chagas disease, Enterocolitis

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