A 20-year-old male asked:
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have watery stool sometimes clear sometimes light to dark brown i have noticed it changes depending on what i have had to eat or drink.sometimes has a very offensive smell.avg toilet trips per day 5-8?

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Dr. Mathew Greenston
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Sounds interesting.: Frequent loose stools can be caused by: food intolerance, absorption problems, inflammatory bowel disease, bacteria or other infectious diseases. Treatment will be tailored to the cause of your symptoms. If you are not lightheaded or dizzy you can make an appointment to see your regular doctor. If you start bleeding or pass out you need to go to an Emergency Department
Answered on Aug 12, 2016
Dr. James Rochester
26 years experience Family Medicine
Darrheai: Howard, this is not normal and needs to be evaluated by a healthcare provider. Too complicated to try and answer in 400 characters. Good luck.
Answered on Mar 9, 2017

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