Are Bowel Problems Related To An Std?

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Definition

Small bowel bacterial overgrowth is a condition in which abnormally large numbers of bacteria grow in the small intestine.


Alternative Names

Overgrowth - intestinal bacteria; Bacterial overgrowth - intestine


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Normally, the small intestine contains a relatively low number of bacteria. This is different from the large intestine, which contains large numbers of bacteria.

The abnormally large numbers of bacteria in the small intestine use for their growth...

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