U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Canada
A male asked:

my husband has had diarrhea for 3 months. he waited too long to see a doctor could this be fatal? he is now anemic.

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Get worked up: Your husband might have a chronic bacterial infection, amebiasis, Crohn's, Whipple's, tropical or non-tropical sprue, a villous adenoma of the colon, a VIPoma / gastrioma or a few dozen other fairly common entities. He needs to be under the care of a competent gastroenterologist; his primary care physician can figure why he's anemic for now. Ignore this & he can indeed perish.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated May 2, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.