Navigation Links
Blind loop syndrome

Blind loop syndrome is a medical condition that occurs when the intestine is obstructed, slowing or stopping the progress of digested food, and thus facilitating the growth of bacteria to the point that problems in nutrient absorption occur.



The obstruction of a section of intestine causes ineffective bile salt mediated digestion of fats, causing fatty stools and poor absorption of fat and fat-soluble vitamins. Vitamin B12 deficiency may occur because the increased bacterial population can consume the vitamin.


Blind loop syndrome is a complication of surgical operations of the abdomen, as well as inflammatory bowel disease or scleroderma.


  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fullness after a meal
  • Fatty stools
  • Unintentional weight loss

Signs and tests

A physical examination may reveal a mass or distention of the abdomen.

Tests which may be useful for diagnosis include:

  • Abdominal x-ray
  • Abdominal CT scan
  • Contrast enema study


The initial treatment generally involves antibiotics for the bacterial overgrowth, along with vitamin B12 supplementation. If antibiotics are not successful, surgical correction of the obstruction to allow better flow of food through the intestine may be considered.


(Date:1/22/2015)... The City of West Hollywood hosted a news conference on ... anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which legalized ... the Roe vs. Wade decision and the fight to protect a ... City of West Hollywood Councilmember Abbe Land. “We need to continue ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... TN (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Gabe’s Chemo Duck ... Duck App, the first app ever created for kids with cancer. ... Apple phones and devices, is filled with enjoyable games to help ... and treatments. The free app helps to keep kids entertained, educated ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 23, 2015 VogueQueen is a seasoned ... prices and many designers are thrilled to have it lead ... announces its new collection of prom dresses for the global ... drive the strategic vision and he focuses on continuing the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Angelweddingdress is a famous wedding dress company offering many ... it on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. The fans will have ... a lottery every week. , Moreover, the company has extended ... Angelweddingdress homepage for more information. , Angelweddingdress ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s dress ... wedding dresses. View website of to ... maternity wedding dresses online for a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress ... quality for them. Its maternity wedding dresses are specially ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 3Health News:VogueQueen Unveils New Designs of Prom Dresses for 2015 2Health News:Angelweddingdress Invites Its Customers To Follow It On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2
... , IRVINE, Calif., July 17 ... has reached a settlement with Respironics, Inc. of pending litigation under which ... the litigation between them in California Superior Court. As part of ... phase-out of the MARS oximetry technology. , , ...
... , , GLASGOW, Scotland, July 17 ... like to be the national emblem of England, beating Wimbledon favourite Strawberries ... survey commissioned by AXA PPP healthcare,s Nutrition and Fitness website: , ... ban on the sale of ,misshapen, produce such as straight bananas on ...
... ... QHR client hospitals Littleton Regional Hospital (Littleton, N.H.), ... Vt.) and Trigg County Hospital (Cadiz, Kent.) were recently named ... healthcare quality improvement services. Avatar celebrated these hospitals for their ...
... , INDIANAPOLIS, July 17 HCC Medical ... 2009, MultiNational Underwriters, LLC (MNU) has adopted the HCC name to ... behalf of HCC Life Insurance Company and Lloyd,s Syndicate 4141. ... MultiNational Underwriters in 1998, MNU has been a recognized leader in ...
... say , THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- Circumcision ... women, says a study that included 922 HIV-infected men ... the start of the study, were randomly selected to ... study also included HIV-uninfected female partners of the men. ...
... , , NEWPORT BEACH, ... ) announced today that the Company will release its 2009 second quarter ... the New York Stock Exchange. The Company will host a webcast ... time (11:30 a.m. Eastern time) to discuss these results. , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Masimo Announces Settlement of Lawsuit 2Health News:Masimo Announces Settlement of Lawsuit 3Health News:Potato Tops Poll To Be UK's National Veg 2Health News:QHR Client Hospitals Lauded for Consistently High Quality Standards, Exceeding Patient Expectations 2Health News:QHR Client Hospitals Lauded for Consistently High Quality Standards, Exceeding Patient Expectations 3Health News:MultiNational Underwriters Is Now HCC Medical Insurance Services 2Health News:Circumcision Doesn't Lessen HIV Transmission 2Health News:NHP Announces Second Quarter Earnings Release Date and Webcast/Conference Call 2
Other medicine definitionOther Tags