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A 30-year-old female asked:

i've had 8 episodes of gastroenteritis since the birth of my son 21 months ago, what could be causing it? hand hygene gd, not spreading in household

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
Maybe your son: Is giving it to you? Not sure... Ask your doctor. You have to figure out where the expsoure is coming from.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Does he go to daycare?
Nov 20, 2012
Dr. Jeremy Adler
A Verified Doctor answered
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Many possibilities: If your son is in day care he can bring home viruses. But also constipation can cause intermittant diarrhea. Occasionally women develop inflammatory bowel disease during or after pregnancy. Irritable bowel syndrome can seem like recurrent viruses too. It's best to see your doctor to sort this out.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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