COMMON AS WELL AS UNCOMMON CAUSES FOR THE IRRITABLE BOWEL-LIKE SYMPTOMS of ABDOMINAL PAIN, GAS, BLOATING, CONSTIPATION, and DIARRHEA. [ Incomplete list. Please see your healthcare provider.]

SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth)

Fructose intolerance

Lactose intolerance

Raffinose intolerance ( legumes, cruciferous vegetables)

Artificial sweeteners

Laxative abuse

Gluten intolerance

Gluten enteropathy (Celiac Sprue)

Inflammatory bowel disease ( Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Microscopic Colitis [ collagenous colitis, lymphocytic colitis, incomplete microscopic colitis])

Gall bladder disease (stones, sludge)

Diverticulitis

Endometriosis

Diabetic enteropathy (gastroparesis, etc.)

Short bowel syndrome / Dumping syndrome ( Bilroth II, Roux en Y, etc.)

Fistulas (abnormal connections between intestines and other sections of intestines, or between intestines and other abdominal or pelvic organs).

Chronic giardiasis (and other parasites)

Chronic pancreatic enzyme insufficiency

Superior mesenteric artery insufficiency

Cancers (neuroendocrine tumors [VIPomas, carcinoid, gastrinoma, insulinoma], tumors of the intestines [eg. small bowel lymphoma], glucagonoma, ovarian cancer) and

Fecal impaction

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!

Charles Tadros, M.D.

April 27, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

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