A member asked:

Can malabsorption be the reason for random rashes, a couple swollen lymphnodes, i don't digest food (don't know why) since i delivered a premature birth?

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Dr. Nela Cordero answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

INDIGESTION: Gi problem may not be related to the rashes or swollen lymph nodes or premature delivery. Have yourself checked.

Answered 4/25/2013

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Dr. Paul Kim answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Yes it can: Malabsorption or GI dysfunction can cause all the symptoms that you described because your GI (gut) health is very important for your immunity.....If you don't have a very effective GI system then other systems (skin, lymph) need to be more active and can be overwhelmed.... To help your GI system, please use a very high end probiotic of at least 25 billion cfu and consider colostrum therapy.

Answered 6/10/2014

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