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Blind loop syndrome : Treatment

Treatment Treatment generally starts with antibiotics for the excess bacteria growth, along with vitamin B12 supplements. If antibiotics don’t work, surgery to help the food flow through the intestine may be considered. Prognosis (Expectations) Many patients get better with antibiotics. … Read more

Blind loop syndrome : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs Diarrhea Fatty stools Fullness after a meal Loss of appetite Nausea Unintentional weight loss Diagnosis & Tests During a physical examination, the doctor may notice a mass in, or swelling of, the abdomen. Possible tests include: Abdominal … Read more

Blind loop syndrome : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Blind loop syndrome : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Alternate Names : Stasis syndrome, Stagnant loop syndrome Definition Blind loop syndrome occurs when part of the intestine becomes bypassed, so that digested food slows or stops moving through the intestines. This causes bacteria to grow too much in the … Read more