The gastrointestinal tract is made of many organs, so any structural or functional problem in any one organ can cause gastrointestinal abnormalities. Some of the common defects of the digestive tract are oesophageal fistula, hiatus hernia, short bowel syndrome, etc.
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Query: Hello doctor,I have been having some issues with digestion and mucus. I completed a stool screening that came back with high-fat levels in my stool (steatocrit). I started taking digestive enzymes to help with that, which has really helped shape my stools. However, it has not helped all of my issues... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the symptoms you mention indicates a problem at three levels of the gastrointestinal tract. First, fat in stools suggests a problem with absorption, which can occur in the small bowel, and pancreatic diseases. Second, excessive gases can occur due to disease of... Read Full »