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Symptoms of Intestinal Failure

The most common cause of intestinal failure is Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS). People with Short Bowel Syndrome have had at least half of their small intestine removed in surgery. From time to time, some may have symptoms related to their short intestines:

  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Extreme tiredness (fatigue)

Intestinal Failure Diagnosis

Several intestinal diseases or conditions can lead to intestinal failure. How doctors diagnose these problems depends on the condition. Some problems that can lead to intestinal failure are:

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