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A 45-year-old member asked:

my wife has chronic diarrhea and has been suffering with this problem for close to three years, is there any help for her ?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
IMODIUM (loperamide) & Consult: Imodium® diarrhea medicine is over the counter in the pharmacy. Very severe cases should be examined by a doctor of gastroenterology (gi doctor) soon.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What causes chronic diarrhea in the us?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Same as anywhere: First define the problem (soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea develops (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals/infections, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on the above.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What could cause chronic diarrhea in a diabetic?

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Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry 19 years experience
Diabetic Diarrhea: Patients with a longstanding history of diabetes may experience frequent diarrhea, and this has been reported to occur in up to 22% of patients. Abnormally rapid transit of fluids may occur in the colon, leading to increased stool frequency and urgency. Diabetic diarrhea is due to autonomic neuropathy leading to abnormal motility and secretion of fluid in the colon.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What can be done for chronic diarrhea?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Replacement: Replacement of fluids and electrolytes and cultures for underlying causes for the chronic diarrhea.
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maurer commented
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Chronic diarrhea should be worked up with culture, fecal leukocytes and if those results are normal then a colonoscopy with biopsy to evaluate for lymphocytic colitis, etc. You could also have carcinoid syndrome, malabsorbtion syndrome, pancreatic insufficiency. You need a good gastroenterologist.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What should I do when I have chronic diarrhea at work?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Get evaluated: Get evaluated to find out why you have it. After getting tested, it may be possible to use anti-diarrhea drugs.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are some causes of chronic diarrhea?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Elizabeth Yen
Pediatric Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Laundry list: Here is a laundry list for causes of chronic diarrhea: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance, parasitic infestation, bacterial infection, postcholecystectomy syndrome, laxative abuse, food allergies, gastrointestinal hormone secreting tumor, hyperthyroidism, constipation, etc. Best advice is to seek medical consult.

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