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Short Bowel Syndrome Symptoms & Diagnosis


Symptoms of short bowel syndrome may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Cramping
  • Bloating
  • Heartburn
  • Malnourishment
  • Dehydration
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Weight loss
  • Bacterial infections
  • Food sensitivities


Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical exam. He or she will also likely perform blood tests to check for nutritional and absorption problems.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2024 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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