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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Chronic diarrhea ??: Sounds like you have a case of chronic diarrhea. That can be caused by numerous things from infections to transient malabsorption syndromes to dietar... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Get a check up: The possible causes are too many and thus beyond the capacity to answer on this forum. Please consult your physician to undergo a thorough physical ex... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Question unclear: What do you mean by "loose"? Is this a change? It is seldom normal to have this happen unless something in diet or an organism or other inflammatory ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Many reasons: Really hard to tell but common causes include ibs, celiac, ibd, bile salts, infectious or even dietary.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Not always diarrhea: Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) is defined by the bristol stool scale (bss), which ranges from 1 (hard, pellet stool) t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Poor digestion: The 'BRAT' diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast and the like) are foods recommended during bouts of diarrhea because they help bind the stool and ar... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Traveller's diarrhea: Food borne illness is when you eat food that makes you sick. Outbreaks may involve bacteria (salmonella, shigella, c.Perfringens, c.Botulinum, b.Cereu... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Intestine infection?: A simple tummy ache with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, may be from a virus or bacteria infection, contaminated food, etc... A normal p... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Loose Stoold: Bowel infections caused by viruses, bacteria and certain parasites frequently cause loose stools. Viral gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomac... Read More

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