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what causes white diarrhea

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Goldberg
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Liver Problems: The color of stool can help guide your doctor to determine the cause of the problem. White stool is often a result of a liver disease such as viral he ... Read More
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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Depends: A white secretion can be mucous, digest food particles, or liver/ intestinal issues. Best advice is to see your doctor to test your stools if indi ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
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
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
38 years experience Radiology
Yes: Any change in diet can cause gastrointestinal problems. If you have diarrhea suspected from dietary change - then change back and see if it gets bett ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Long list: Osmotic, secretory or exudative?Running a possible list of causes for diarrhea: Acute gastroenteritis (viral or bacterial infection),food intolerance/ ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
What's the cause?: Not a weird question at all! "plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a fu ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
33 years experience Family Medicine
Injury: Insult to the bowel from viral or bacterial infection and treatment with antibiotics that kill off "good bacteria" can cause this problem. I would fi ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Hard to tell: The most common cause would be irritable bowel syndrome but there are many possible causes from medications, infections, celiac disease or inflammator ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Possibly: Irritable bowel syndrome can be worsened by stress. If the person you were caring for had an infectious diarrhea at some point, you could have caught ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Infectious: infectious diarrhea is the most common cause. usually a virus, but also bacteria, parasites are possible. food poisoning is also common. there are ma ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Lots. see md: Could be infection, parasite, inflammation of bowel, other gut issues, meds, diet ( including sugarless gum, candies etc. ). Bring diet diary, see md.
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