What Causes Undigested Food In Stools?
Undigested food in stools can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose undigested food in stools, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "undigested food in stools" as a symptom. For example, poor digestion.
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
fatty food intolerance
regular unexplained nausea
stomach upset by taking vitamins
iron deficiency anemia
low desire to eat breakfast
... and so on
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of undigested food in stools.
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
Have you noticed undigested food in your stools, other than corn?
→ No / don't know
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate undigested food in stools, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as Dyspepsia / Poor Digestion