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A 25-year-old female asked:

Had diarrhea in punta cana, now haven't had a bm without the help of miralax/senna tablets. mucus in my stool as well. worried i could have parasites.

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Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Do a stool test: Usually parasites continue to give diarrhea until treated. They do should not cause constipation. However, you can have your md send a stool sample. Post infectious constipation can occur when the bowels are sluggish after a bout of infection and they do return to normal over time.
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