A 57-year-old female asked:
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I get severe diarrhea at least 3-4 per week. Stomach cramps are very painful with right lower back pain. After many bathroom trips only thing i can void is mucus but still feel the urge to go along with cramping, I have tried probiotics by phillips and s

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Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience in Family Medicine
You : You may be dealing with lactose intolerance. I recommend you try two weeks without any dairy products and monitor for improvement, if that does not work try a gluten free diet. Finally you can research low or no costs clinic in your area, or try your local county hospital for resources. Best of luck.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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