Share your symptom checker results with your doctor and have a more informed conversation about EPI

SYMPTOM CHECKER

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Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms? (Select all that apply)

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Does your medical history include any of the following that affect your gastrointestinal system?
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Does your medical history include any of the following that affect your pancreas? (Select all that apply)

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Could it be EPI?

EPI can be mistaken for other GI conditions

EPI (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency) can often be confused with other GI conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) because it shares many of the same symptoms.

The pancreas can affect digestion

EPI can happen when your pancreas isn't making enough digestive enzymes to break down the food you eat.

Symptoms of EPI include:

  • frequent diarrhea
  • gas
  • bloating
  • stomach pain
  • oily stools
  • unexplained weight loss

Talk to your doctor about EPI

EPI is a manageable condition. If you have one or more of these symptoms, it's important to talk to your doctor about EPI. Make sure to include all your symptoms and when you are experiencing them, your medical history, and any medications, vitamins or supplements that you may be taking.

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