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A 21-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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
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
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
21 years experience in 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Many reasons: Really hard to tell but common causes include ibs, celiac, ibd, bile salts, infectious or even dietary.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
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
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
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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