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chronic diarrhea in a 12 year old child

A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Significant-yes: The average 5 yo female weighs just above 40 lb and a 7 lb loss over 3 months is significant. It might not be dangerous in the short term, unless pair ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
22 years experience Radiation Oncology
Very very low: Diarrhea is an unusual presentation alone of colon cancer. Additionally it is very very rare for a 30yo to get colon cancer. When colon cancer gets a ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Low: The chances are low. Yet this does not mean that you should not discuss with your primary care physician or GI specialist in further detail. There ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
See doc: Anemia from bleeding from stomach can be deadly as can dehydration from diarrhea which can occur with bleeding.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Gastroenterologist: Consult a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. Intestinal infection, gluten sensitivity,intestinal inflammation, or severe irritable bowel ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
20 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Diarrhea after colon resection can be related to removing a large amount of the colon. Try increasing your fiber to 25 to 35 g daily. This usually hel ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
See your doctor!: chronic diarrhea can be life-threatening if it continues to the point of dehydration. So go see your doctor and see what can be done, as it may as sim ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Gastroenteritis: Gastroenteritis usually means that nausea, vomiting and diarrhea occur. I assume a gastroenterologist is involved in your workup. Probiotics may be wo ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
IMODIUM (loperamide) & Consult: Imodium® diarrhea medicine is over the counter in the pharmacy. Very severe cases should be examined by a doctor of gastroenterology (gi doctor) soo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
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Colitis: •Colitis refers to inflammation of the inner lining of the colon. There are numerous causes of colitis including infection, inflammatory bowel disease ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: Maybe from something else, should get tested and treated by your doctor.
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