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I had diarrhea and now my but itches and burns, why?

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Dr. Tri Huynh answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Diarrhea/Burning: During the process of having diarrhea, your food contents are moving through the intestinal tract much quicker than the normal bowel movement. As food going through the intestinal tract, there are many enzymes being produced (most required acidic environment) to break down food particles. Since the process is speed up during having diarrhea, this will have acidic contents that leads to burning.

Answered 10/3/2013

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