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Small bowel bacterial overgrowth

  • Alternative Names

    Overgrowth - intestinal bacteria; Bacterial overgrowth - intestine


    The most common symptoms are:

    • Abdominal fullness
    • Abdominal pain and cramps
    • Bloating
    • Diarrhea (usually watery)
    • Fullness

    Other symptoms may include:

    • Fatty stool
    • Weight loss

    Signs and tests
    • Blood chemistry tests (such as albumin level)
    • Complete blood count (CBC)
    • Fecal fat test
    • Small intestine x-ray
    • Vitamin levels in the blood