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A 35-year-old female asked:

i've been having loose stools for a week. i don't feel sickly. lots of gas and my bm are just off. i take probiotics. rx'd with ibs at 24. worrying! ?

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Dr. William Weirs
Integrative Medicine 18 years experience
Don't worry yet: If you don't feel "sick" I'm less concerned about a dangerous pathological process, but something is going on and it should be evaluated. I would see a functional medicine physician or an integrative gastroenterologist. In our clinic we would begin by ordering a comprehensive digestive analysis test which would guide the recommended treatment. As said in functional medicine "Heal the gut"!!

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