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can chocolate cause diarrhea

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
48 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Chocolate can cause diarrhea if you have lactose intolerance or irritable bowel syndrome.
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Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Diarrhea cause: Some people can be sensitive to different foods and get diarrhea. If it seems to happen repeatedly then perhaps for you, chocolate causes diarrhea.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
22 years experience Pediatrics
For some: For some people it may cause loose bowel movements either as a result of lactose or caffeine sensitivity. For others if you eat too much chocolate you ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
29 years experience Pain Management
Should stop: Maqybe ur lactose intolerant? In the meanwhile drink plenty of fluids to keep up with fluid loss. If it does not stop within 24hrs pls see ur primar ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Lactose: Milk sugar intolerance. As we get older we become more intolerant to milk sugar. The milk sugar in chocolate and milk runs through the intestinal trac ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Anticipate that...: ...but since we don't know you, we can't estimate your drug response (onset of action or duration). I expect you should notice some cramping soon.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Not clear: But milo contains barley, wheat and rice each of which can servers an allergen. Need to see a board certified allergist for further evaluation.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: Internal bleeding can be asymptomatic. If you have painless bleeding then you might only notice it when you are feeling weak or lightheaded. Try not ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
35 years experience Travel Medicine
Need to see doctor: If you are having severe cramps so severe which keep you from sleeping you will need to see your doctor or er for furhter evaluation. There are many p ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Diarrhea: Is all you ate yesterday green tea and chocolate? may have been something from earlier, gastroenteritis takes 6-12 hours to develop. May consider prob ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not normally.: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, feeling tired, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, he ... Read More

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