Malabsorption

Malabsorption is the inability to absorb nutrients from the food you eat by the small intestine. Light-colored, foul-smelling, and bulky stools are the main symptoms. The causes of malabsorption are cystic fibrosis, celiac disease, and some infection of the small intestine.

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What is the reason for my malabsorption, rosacea, and oral thrush?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from malabsorption, rosacea, and oral thrush. I think it is a GI issue of some kind, but not sure. Could someone please give me an idea of what I have and how to treat the issue?  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mostly rosacea is associated with malabsorption syndrome in cases of SIBO (small intestinal bacterial outgrowth). It could be associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). I need to know about your blood sugars and thyroid status. Also, I need to know what medicatio...  Read Full »

What causes tingling sensations and tremors in the entire body at rest?

Query: Ive been experiencing tingling sensations around my whole body mainly in hands, arms, feet. In addition to that, also feel like pins and needles in my finger tips and toes. Been also getting tremors when laying down or sitting in a comfortable position as well as twitching in my body and weakness. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Gupta

Criticalcare Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, As all ur tests are normal. I am considering blood sugar levels are also normal. There can be numerous reasons for tingling sensation and tremors during resting stage. Starts from malabsorption leading to nutrition deficiency to numerous other reasons. Your weight is also less than normal as per...  Read Full »

Why do I have pale stools and bloated stomach?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 28 year old male. I am suffering from fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, pale stools and upper abdominal bloating. I am addicted to Benadryl for the past one and a half years to get sleep. I stopped taking it over last three days.  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms can be due to many conditions, but my first suspicion is liver problem. Apart from liver problem it can be due to, Anemia. Vitamin deficiency. Indigestion leading to malabsorption. Problems in pancreas and gut. I would recommend tests called liver function t...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to gain weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old and my height is 5'7" and my weight is 57kg. My problem is related to my reduced body growth and development. I regularly take diet 3-4 times a day and drink about 3 litres of water a day. Besides this, I have also taken health supplements like horlicks/enduramass in...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are unable to gain weight, you should be evaluated for organic causes behind it. It can however be just constitutional. But it is not uncommon to have some organic causes behind this problem. If there is any organic cause, it should be evaluated. If you have an...  Read Full »

Can excess gas cause floating stools?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 47 year old male. I have noticed floating stools for about two months. This may have been going on longer, but I just noticed two months ago and historically, this is not normal for me. Consistency is solid with somewhat limited quantity and more like you would expect with constipa...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are consistent with malabsorption of fat and lactose intolerance. There are various causes of malabsorption and indeed lactose intolerance, pancreatic insufficiency and gallbladder dysfunction are some of the well known causes. Bloating and soft...  Read Full »

Can appendicitis cause malabsorption?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from malabsorption. All my tests are normal. But, my radiology result reported appendicitis. Can appendicitis cause malabsorption?  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Appendicitis cannot be the cause for malabsorption. Malabsorption by definition means that your intestine is not able to absorb nutrients because of which you are not able to gain weight even after eating food normally; your serum albumin is low and passing l...  Read Full »

Why does my report show low hemoglobin levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40 year old woman. I had hysterectomy 4 years back.  Now, I have no periods or blood loss of any measure. I am having balanced diet with plenty of meat and kale chips. Since 3 months, I have started taking raw food and prenatal vitamins because of cracks in mouth that would not h...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows:The low hemoglobin at present is not due to blood loss, it is nutritional. If you look at the iron studies, the iron levels are very low, indicating inadequate ir...  Read Full »

What can cause the stool to float and change color?

Query: Hello doctor, About 18 months ago, my stomach distended, and my stool turned from brown to light brown and eventually yellow. After that, I started to lose weight at a rapid rate, 40 lbs in 15 months. I was given multiple blood tests, an upper endoscopy, and abdominal ultrasounds. The only thing of...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Medical Gastroenterologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cause of your weight loss could be maldigestion, malabsorption or systemic illness. Improper digestion occurs due to a lack of pancreatic enzymes secretion. Malabsorption occurs due to intestinal issues, for example, Celiac disease, infection or inflammation of t...  Read Full »

Do my symptoms suggest celiac disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I have always had weird symptoms and I think I have celiac disease. I also think that the combination of all my symptoms may mean something. I was tested once for thyroid problems and once for Lyme disease because I had a big, dangerous tick-bite rash. I am 19 years old and according t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sharing your detailed history with us. There is a very strong possibility that you have malabsorption syndrome. There are various types of malabsorption syndromes and celiac disease is one of them. You have signs of multiple essential nutrient d...  Read Full »

What are the causes of bleeding after a bowel movement?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18 year old female, and I am not on any medications. I am 5 feet 4 inches tall, and I weigh 133 pounds. About 3 to 4 days ago after having a bowel movement, I noticed a little bit of bright red blood on the toilet paper, and my anus was bleeding a little bit for the next minute ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to get your stool examined for the possibility of parasites which can cause such local irritation. Also, malabsorption of certain compounds in food can lead to local irritation after passing stools. Fresh bleeding is possible if the stools are hard, but ther...  Read Full »

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