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Chronic diarrhea

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
Parasitic infection: The symptoms you describe suggest a parasitic infection. You should see your doctor for evaluation for infection.
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Dr. Vance Harris
37 years experience Family Medicine
'Strings' need eval: Strings in the stool could be anything as simple as undigested vegetable matter to a parasite. Since this is associated with chronic diarrhea and now ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Lullove
19 years experience Podiatry
Diabetic Diarrhea: Patients with a longstanding history of diabetes may experience frequent diarrhea, and this has been reported to occur in up to 22% of patients. Abno ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
36 years experience Gastroenterology
R/o infectious diarr: If you have chronic diarrhea (more than 3 weeks)you will need further investigation. Recommend stool cultures for parasites, bacterial cultures and c. ... Read More
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Replacement: Replacement of fluids and electrolytes and cultures for underlying causes for the chronic diarrhea.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Same as anywhere: First define the problem (soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea develops (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolera ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Yen
20 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Laundry list: Here is a laundry list for causes of chronic diarrhea: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, lactose intolera ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Viral infection: The most common cause of diarrhea is a virus infection. It usually is self limited and you need to keep up with hydration.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Get evaluated: Get evaluated to find out why you have it. After getting tested, it may be possible to use anti-diarrhea drugs.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Chronic diarrhea =: 3 or more loose stools per day for four or more weeks.

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