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Steatorrhea: Introduction

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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Causes of Steatorrhea:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Steatorrhea

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Steatorrhea Treatments

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Steatorrhea: Animations

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Steatorrhea

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Steatorrhea: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Steatorrhea

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions 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 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" 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 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, colon cancer, more »

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Steatorrhea: Related Rare Diseases

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Steatorrhea: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Definitions of Steatorrhea:

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)

Detailed list of causes of Steatorrhea

The list below shows some of the causes of Steatorrhea mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Steatorrhea?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Steatorrhea. Of the 34 causes of Steatorrhea that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Steatorrhea:

The following list of conditions have 'Steatorrhea' 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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Causes of Steatorrhea Based on Risk Factors

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

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    Classifications of Steatorrhea:

    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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