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my nephew has had diarrhea for a while. possible causes?

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Long list: Osmotic, secretory or exudative?Running a possible list of causes for diarrhea: Acute gastroenteritis (viral or bacterial infection),food intolerance/ allergy,recent antibiotic use,IBDs (crohns or ulcerative colitis),osmotic diarrhea from non absorbable sugars(i.e. sorbitol),malabsorption,spurious diarrhea,thyroid disorders.If it's been more than a couple days he should see his doctor for eval
Answered on Nov 4, 2014

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