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A 48-year-old member asked:

Long time loose stool, what could this be?

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Dr. Paul Choi
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Loose Stool: Loose stool may be due to various causes including change in dietary pattern, bowel infection, irritable bowel syndrome, or more serious condition such as inflammatory bowel disease or even cancer. If this persists, or become more severe, you should go see a doctor, as you are close to the age of 50 when a formal colonoscopy exam is recommended: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/what-is-a-colonoscopy.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to have loose stool all the time?

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Dr. Paul Choi
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Loose Stool: Loose stool may be related to various causes including type of food you eat, lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, or even serious condition such as ulcerative colitis or cancer. If the symptom is severe or persistent, you may want to consult with your physician.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

Why do I get loose stools every time i eat?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Many reasons: Really hard to tell but common causes include ibs, celiac, ibd, bile salts, infectious or even dietary.
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A 81-year-old female asked:

When is best time to take Metamucil for loose stools?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Any time: Any time is fine.
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