Blind loop syndrome

Stasis syndrome; Stagnant loop syndrome; Small bowel bacterial overgrowth

Blind loop syndrome occurs when digested food slows or stops moving through part of the intestines. This causes an overgrowth of bacteria in the intestines. It also leads to problems absorbing nutrients.

Digestive system

The esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine, aided by the liver, gallbladder and pancreas convert the nutritive components of food into energy and break down the non-nutritive components into waste to be excreted.

Stomach and small intestine

The stomach connects the esophagus to the small intestines and is where the majority of food digestion takes place.

Causes

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Treatment

Outlook (Prognosis)

Possible Complications

When to Contact a Medical Professional