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A 20-year-old female asked:

I've been 90% vegan for 2 years, and recently i've been having frequent loose stools (2-3 times per day). any reason for this? can anything help?

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Dr. Bishnu Subedi
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Frequent BMs: I would do stool tests to rule out common cause like bacterial diarrhea, parasites. If negative, see a GI doctor. How long have you had these symptoms? Can be IBS sometimes. Lactose intolerance and IBS are two most common cause of watery chronic diarrhea in young adults.

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