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steatorrhea?

Hi..my 14 yr old daughter has had several BM (diarrheat) throughout the day, for the last few weeks. She has lost almost 8 pounds(by my scale). She hardly has any appetite(she wants to eat, takes a few bites and is full). Fatigue, gaunt.
Starting to get a skeletal look. not good.

She has floating stools, sticking to the toilet bowl. Lots of gas.
I took her to the doctor today, they diagnosed her with Strep of the rectum, although, they dont feel
this is the reason for the gastric distress. We need to do stool samples to rule out bacterial problems.

Would steatorrhea still occur if it was indeed a bacterial infection?

Of course, as a mom, I think the worst. Im thinking IBS or Celiac, Malabsorption?

Anyway, just looking for experience I guess. Wont know for a few weeks, but just trying to get some
feedback.

Thanks
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Does your daughter have any other maladies or have had any recent surgeries?
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Hirschsprung's disease - Mam please look this up on the internet and see if your daughters signs and symptoms might fall into this catagory.

Just a thought...
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Thanks for the advice. Will look up info on that disease. No surgeries or maladies.
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Hi.ur daughters symptoms sound like pancreatitis inflammation of the pancrease.One question how her blood work like the amylase and lypase levels?Check that out and if they are elevated please contact me.
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