Malabsorption

What is Malabsorption?

Malabsorption is a state arising from abnormality in absorption of food nutrients across the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Impairment can be of single or multiple nutrients depending on the abnormality. This may lead to malnutrition and a variety of anemias.

Questions and answers on "Malabsorption"

I was recently told i need to be evaluated for malabsorption. Should i do this immediatley or can it wait a day or two?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It can be delayed for 3-4 days.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sir.

I understand your query and concern.

Evaluation for malabsorption can be done on elective basis as long as you do not suffer any major symptoms as of now like significant changes in appetite or digestive complications.

On...

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Can malabsorption due to small intestine resection cause Vitamin B6 to rise to toxic levels?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No, malabsorption won't cause rise in vit b6

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Malabsorption of small intestines means that nutrients absorbed at the intestinal level are not absorbed as normally.

This will lead to deficiencies including vit B6. If you increase the amount of vit B6 intake as...

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is there any worms in the stomach? as I am not gaining weights inspite of taking healthy food.my weight is 60 kg appro. height 5'8" ".,age 33.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Thyroid; diabetes/malabsorption testing to rule respective problems out...

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

There are many factors causing not gaining weight although eating healthy food:
- increased physical activity during which you can spend all the energy you take with food
-...

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Hi Doctor,
I have got sore mouth..or mouth ulcers and an upset stomach since 2 days.Motions are frequent(2/3 times in a day) and smelly..slighty loose but not watery.
I did have a couple of meals outside.

Please help.

Regards,
XXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
The history suggests malabsorption of nutrients.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.

Frequent, smelly and loose motions suggests malabsorption of nutrients.
Malabsorption of fat leads to bulky and smelly stools.
Malabsorption can be diagnosed by...

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I am looking so lean, i am trying to become fat, but its not possible for me. can u give few suggestions to increase my weight.?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Malabsorption syndromes should be ruled out.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thank you for asking HCM

I have gone through your query. Malabsorption syndromes and parasitic infections should be ruled out first. A stool routine examination will be helpful to rule out parasitic infections like...

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She is becoming weak day by day please advise the best diet. She keeps crying often. We need to give her best food , but due to mal-absorption not sure of what to give her best. Recently one of doctor has suggested supplement Critipro she has been taking Critipro since a month. Touchwood it suits her but weakness is increasing day by day. Please advise

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Needs evaluation for Malabsorption.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Greetings from Dr Divakara P.
Thanks for posting your query.

I went through your query and also your past discussion with the doctor.

There are two issues here.

1. Malabsorption.
2. Weakness.

By weakness what exactly you mean?...

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I no longer digest chocolate. It passes into stool undigested.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It can be due to lactose intolerance or temporary malabsorption symptoms

Detailed Answer:
Hi! Welcome to HealthcareMagic! Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in best way possible. First of all, it is sad to know what you had been experiencing lately....

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Three months ago my TSH level was a little over 96. Todays result, after an increase in my thyroid meds (to 300 mcg per day) was 56.48, at what point are these high numbers dangerously high and should I be concerned? The plan is now to increase yet again to 350 mcg/day. I have been on thyroid meds since college and dosage has increased slowly over the years.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Need to investigate the cause of high TSH

Detailed Answer:
Good day,

Noted your question . we need to get your TSH with in normal range. In most individuals I like to keep TSH around 2.5. Despite being on 300mcg of Thyroxine, your TSH is still high. We need to find out the reason...

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Female,70yrs.old. my dr. Has diagnosed me with malabsorption syndrome. Can I fix this with a gluten free diet?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hello and welcome to HealthcareMagic

Detailed Answer:
Dear, it is not as simple as that. Malabsorption syndrome causes disorders in all types of nutrients in the blood and in order to promote optimal intestinal functioning, it is best to run tests to see which foods are causing you...

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My symptoms are frequent loose or soft stools. excessive gas. I take 6 to 8 immodium a day to stop the stools. Stools are light color and grease separates and floats on top

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please follow

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking on HCM!
I read carefully all your concerns and I can say as follows:
1. You are reporting to have loose stools that float on toilet.
These symptoms usually are related with malabsorption or pancreatic enzyme insuficience.
2....

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Recent questions on  Malabsorption

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My daughter has many issues with several doctors following her. I am wondering if the issues could all be related to one issue? She was diagnosed with Celiac disease not by blood test but because of fat malabsorption. She also has overactive bladder with a thickened bladder wall and she taking Ditropan. She has recently begun with what seems to be migraine headaches and possibly a few episodes of abdominal migraines. She was hospitalized for 2 days and other things were ruled out. Most importantly she is 7 1/2 and only weighs 34 pounds even though she has been strictly gluten free for 3 years.

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Hi. Yesterday, my GP diagnosed me with celiac disease. My few symptoms seem to stem from vitamin deficiencies and anaemia through malabsorption i.e memory loss, numb tongue, pallor etc. Both my sister and father also have celiac disease, so I am no stranger to the hard-ships of a gluten-free diet. As a student, I have made an informed decision not to follow this treatment plan, with the knowledge that I would be increasing my risk of cancer, because I feel it would be impossible to fit around my lifestyle. I will be seeing my GP again next week for my follow-up appointment, and am planning to ask for a prescription for strong multivitamins, treatment for my anaemia, and digestive enzymes. In your opinion, how effective will this treatment plan be? Is my GP likely to agree to this? Thanks.

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Hi, my name is Eva and my son (2) has Glucose galactose malabsorption. Do you know if digestive enzymes could help to ease this condition? I am also worried that in time he might have some renal or cardiovascular problems. So far he seems very healthy and is growing just fine on his fructose based diet. Thank you

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I have had red sacks in my feces and major stomach pain with gurgling in my stomach when i'm not hungry. My muscles hurt all over but usually one area at a time. I feel I have some malabsorption going on with wt loss. I have also started to develope minor bruising. Help!!!!

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why would orange bile come from rectum

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Hey doctor, My gp recently ordered some blood test for me for malabsorption gut issues and pain in my stomach after eating. The tests includes B12, plasma zinc, tTG, se copper, Fe studies, Vitiam D, coeliac genetic test and fasting homocysteine ....

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I feel pressure building up in my head and then all of sudden I hear a very small pop and the pressure releases.

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