This is when food fails to get adequately absorbed into your system; symptoms include diarrhea with particles of undigested food, very foul-smelling stools, abdominal cramping, dehydration and weight loss. Constipation is not a symptom.
However, what might be the cause of the syndrome in the first place? Cancer is a possible cause, but not a likely cause. I consulted with Ned Snyder, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Houston, Texas.