Glossary for Clay coloured stools
Medical terms related to Clay coloured stools or mentioned in this section include:
- Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
- Alcoholic liver disease: Alcoholic liver disease is the major cause of liver disease in Western countries, (in Asian countries, viral hepatitis is the major cause). It arises from the excessive ingestion of alcohol.
- Bile Duct Cancer: A malignancy arising in the bile ducts of the liver
- Biliary Atresia: A rare condition that can affect newborns where the bile duct that carries the bile from the liver to the small intestine is blocked or missing.
- Biliary cirrhosis: Biliary cirrhosis is a condition where the bile ducts are unable to transport bile effectively due to blockage, inflammation, scarring or some other damage to the bile ducts. The condition may result from such things as congenital defect of the bile ducts (e.g. biliary atresia), cystic fibrosis, gallstones or a variety of other secondary conditions. The cause of primary biliary cirrhosis is not fully understood.
- Birth defects: Conditions which are present at birth and are considered alterations to what is considered normal in a newborn baby
- Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
- Bowel movements: Changes in type or frequency of bowel motions
- Bowel problems: Symptoms affecting the bowel
- Brucellosis: An infectious disease caused by the Brucella genus which is transmitted from animals to humans.
- Celiac Disease: Digestive intolerance to gluten in the diet.
- Cholestasis: A condition where bile formation or flow is reduced.
- Cholestasis disease of pregnancy: A liver condition that can occur usually in the last stage of pregnancy. The flow of bile in the gallbladder or liver is impaired by the high levels of pregnancy hormones. The bile acids build up in the organs and then enter the bloodstream. The main symptom is usually itching. Symptoms usually resolve after delivering the baby. Risk factors includes existing liver condition, multiple pregnancy and a family history of the condition.
- Cirrhosis of the liver: Scarring of the liver from alcohol or other causes.
- Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease affecting the exocrine (mucus) glands of the lungs, liver, pancreas, and intestines, causing progressive disability due to multisystem failure.
- Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
- Energy symptoms: Symptoms related to levels of energy.
- Enlarged liver: Swelling of the liver.
- Gallstones: A condition where biliary calculi form in the gallbladder
- Hepatitis: Any inflammation of the liver
- Hepatitis A: Contagious viral infection of the liver
- Hepatitis B: Viral liver infection spread by sex or body fluids.
- Hepatitis C: Viral liver infection spread by blood.
- Hodgkin's Disease: A form of cancer that affects the lymphatic system.
- Infection: Infections as a symptom.
- Liver cancer: The occurrence of malignancy that occurs in the liver
- Liver symptoms: Symptoms affecting the liver
- Lower abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the lower abdominal region.
- Lymphoma: Any neoplastic disorder that occurs in lymphoid tissue
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Obstructive Jaundice: Condition where blockage of the flow of bile from the liver causes overspill of bile products into the blood and incomplete bile excretion from the body.
- Pancreatic cancer: Pancreatic cancer is a malignant neoplasm of the pancreas
- Primary biliary cirrhosis: Primary biliary cirrhosis is a chronic and progressive cholestatic disease of the liver.
- Q fever: A disease caused by Coxiella burnetti which causes fever, headache and muscle pain.
- Sarcoidosis: Rare autoimmune disease usually affecting the lungs.
- Sclerosing Cholangitis: Chronic hereditary disease causing inflammation and destruction of the bile ducts in and around the liver with subsequent blockage to bile flow
- Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
- Stool symptoms: Changes to stool such as diarrhea
- Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
- Upper abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the upper abdominal region.
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