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A 25-year-old female asked:

No gallbladder. haven't had sold bowel movement in 5 weeks. all liquid. what can i do?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 47 years experience
You should: see a doctor. It is abnormal to have diarrhea for such a long time. It could be serious GI infection or even ulcerative colitis.
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Dr. Julio Martinez
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Malabsorption ?: Liquid stools are not normal when lasting for that long unless your diet is only liquid. Infection and malabsorption need to be r/o. I recommend that you get some stool studies first and check with a physician for evaluation. Are you loosing weight? Are the liquid stool greasy? Are there un digested food particles present? Do you have abdominal pain and if so how it is related to bowel movements?
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Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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