Short bowel syndrome

What is Short bowel syndrome?

Short bowel syndrome is a condition in which nutrients are not properly absorbed (malabsorption) because a large part of the small intestine is missing or has been surgically removed. When areas of the small intestine are removed by surgery, or they are missing due to a birth defect (congenital defect), there may not be enough surface area left in the remaining bowel to absorb enough nutrients from food

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My son has Short Bowel Syndrome! He had been through 2 bowel lengthening procedures (STEP Procedures). After his 2nd lengthening, he started to...

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HI
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I really appreciate your concern, if some surgical procedure being carried out in intestine then it must be the cause of blood...

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Im type 1 diabetic as of 5 yrs ago. Ive byen on insulin pump now the infursion sets wont staysing on so Im back to using pens. My skin has had...

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Brief Answer:
It's because of insulin.

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I am Dr Mittal.
I have read your message.
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The symptoms of the...

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hello doctor, my daughter 3 years old having short bowel syndrome operated on the day of birth for jejunum atresia and shes on neocate amino acid...

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Hai...3 yr old weighing 14 kg is excellent weight as per WHO standards... that in spite of the anatomical problem she had. I suggest you need not...

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