Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Malabsorption Evaluation

The evaluation of malabsorption begins with a history and physical exam. The physical examination in someone with malabsorption is usually normal, except for weight loss.

Testing may be necessary to exclude conditions that may cause symptoms similar to malabsorption.

Tests that may be used to evaluate malabsorption include:

Imaging tests that may be used to evaluate malabsorption include

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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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