Undigested Food In Stools
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.
If you indicate
including this one:
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,
will consider possibilities such as
Dyspepsia / Poor Digestion
Bowel Movement Symptoms
Variations In Bowel Movements
Sticky, Oily, Or Greasy Stools
Undigested Fat In Stools
Black, Tarry Stools
Unusual Bowel Movements
Mucus In Stools
Red Blood In Stools
Frequent Painful Urge To Defecate
Infrequent Stools / Constipation
Frequent Bowel Movements
Duration Of Current Diarrhea Symptom
Green, Orange, Or Other Color Stools
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Last updated: Oct 18, 2014